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Old Jan 31st 2011, 11:25 pm
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This stuff was reccomended years ago and takes the itch and sting out straight away. its available in Coles and Woolies

http://www.homepharmacy.com.au/produ...ProductID=7666

we don't take anything now to avoid the bites cos over the years we've become immune and rarely get bitten
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I have really bad reactions to mozzie bites, the whole area swells up - no matter what you use, you have to use it straight away. I find putting an ice cube in a plastic bag and leaving it on the bite for as long as I can stand it stops the inflammation in its tracks. Also, because the site is numb you don't get the unbearable itch, and not scratching is half the battle.

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I also get a very extreme reaction, it swells, then goes rock hard, then blisters, pops and weeps a yellow fluid which crystalises on my skin, LOVELY! Even better still I got 8 bites on one arm a few days before my OH's citizenship ceremony, my lovely dress, didn't look quite as lovely as I'd intended, ARGHHH lol

I swear by Bushmans, the green one (20%) is good, the red one (40%) is better...mind your nailpolish though as the deet melts it lol Oh and I take the vitamin b, not convinced it works but it's cheap as so I keep taking it lol
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Deaing with bites is one thing - and trying to make yourself unattractive to mozzies is all well and good but wouldnt it be better if the little basrads werent around at all?

Our house is pretty much mozzie free - all the windows are screened and our bedroom has a raid plugin on timer for 6 hours a day which works just fine (refill every 6-7 weeks):


The problem we have is the living area of our house gets quite hot in the afternoon - so it'd be really nice to sit outside in cool air on the patio. BUT if we do - we get eaten alive..... I've considered getting an outdoor lamp (see below) to try and keep the patio clear - but I'm reluctant to fork out $150 for something that may be compeltely ineffective - can anyone vouch for them?
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Deaing with bites is one thing - and trying to make yourself unattractive to mozzies is all well and good but wouldnt it be better if the little basrads werent around at all?

Our house is pretty much mozzie free - all the windows are screened and our bedroom has a raid plugin on timer for 6 hours a day which works just fine (refill every 6-7 weeks):
http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=...:0&tx=62&ty=80

The problem we have is the living area of our house gets quite hot in the afternoon - so it'd be really nice to sit outside in cool air on the patio. BUT if we do - we get eaten alive..... I've considered getting an outdoor lamp (see below) to try and keep the patio clear - but I'm reluctant to fork out $150 for something that may be compeltely ineffective - can anyone vouch for them? http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=...0&tx=120&ty=99
Why not try this instead, probably an awful lot cheaper...oh and let us know how you get on, you can be the guinea pig lol

http://www.raidautomatic.com.au/outdoors.html
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I also get a very extreme reaction, it swells, then goes rock hard, then blisters, pops and weeps a yellow fluid which crystalises on my skin, LOVELY! Even better still I got 8 bites on one arm a few days before my OH's citizenship ceremony, my lovely dress, didn't look quite as lovely as I'd intended, ARGHHH lol......
this stops that happening. Dab it on straight away http://www.homepharmacy.com.au/produ...ProductID=7666
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this stops that happening. Dab it on straight away http://www.homepharmacy.com.au/produ...ProductID=7666
U tried it? (Does it taste nice!? lol)
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I also get a very extreme reaction, it swells, then goes rock hard, then blisters, pops and weeps a yellow fluid which crystalises on my skin, LOVELY! Even better still I got 8 bites on one arm a few days before my OH's citizenship ceremony, my lovely dress, didn't look quite as lovely as I'd intended, ARGHHH lol

I swear by Bushmans, the green one (20%) is good, the red one (40%) is better...mind your nailpolish though as the deet melts it lol Oh and I take the vitamin b, not convinced it works but it's cheap as so I keep taking it lol
Those are most certainly midges (sandflies) not mozzies. I just had a plague of them two weeks ago.

The sores are as you describe.

I'll try and find a link.

Biting midges are responsible for acute discomfort, irritation and severe local reactions. Itching may commence immediately after the bite, but often not for some hours later, and most individuals are unaware of being bitten at the time. Biting midges have their greatest impact on people arriving to an area or tourists. Local residents seem to build up some immunity to the biting. In some sensitive people, midges can produce persistent reactions that blister and weep serum from the site of each bite and these reactions may last for several days to weeks. Biting midges are not known to transmit any disease-causing pathogens to humans in Australia.

http://medent.usyd.edu.au/fact/bitmidge.htm

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Why not try this instead, probably an awful lot cheaper...oh and let us know how you get on, you can be the guinea pig lol

http://www.raidautomatic.com.au/outdoors.html
Personally speaking, worse than useless... I don't complain too much about things, I tend to just find alternatives, but when two flies were resting on that can, whilst it was in operation mode, and didn't die, or even leave the general area, when it went off... I was not amused....



I intended to do a letter of complaint, but forgot... I may do it now...

Maybe I got a dud one though ?
 
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U tried it? (Does it taste nice!? lol)
we use it all the time its the only thing that works to stop the itch and crusting

i drink it by the gallon
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Personally speaking, worse than useless... I don't complain too much about things, I tend to just find alternatives, but when two flies were resting on that can, whilst it was in operation mode, and didn't die, or even leave the general area, when it went off... I was not amused....

http://www.raidautomatic.com.au/outd...outdoor_04.jpg

I intended to do a letter of complaint, but forgot... I may do it now...

Maybe I got a dud one though ?
agree its crap mate

the only thing that works is immunity over a period of time. In the meantime dab on the isocol to stopthe bite itching and turning into a festering mess with swelling.
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Originally Posted by Alfresco View Post
Those are most certainly midges (sandflies) not mozzies. I just had a plague of them two weeks ago.

The sores are as you describe.

I'll try and find a link.

Biting midges are responsible for acute discomfort, irritation and severe local reactions. Itching may commence immediately after the bite, but often not for some hours later, and most individuals are unaware of being bitten at the time. Biting midges have their greatest impact on people arriving to an area or tourists. Local residents seem to build up some immunity to the biting. In some sensitive people, midges can produce persistent reactions that blister and weep serum from the site of each bite and these reactions may last for several days to weeks. Biting midges are not known to transmit any disease-causing pathogens to humans in Australia.

http://medent.usyd.edu.au/fact/bitmidge.htm
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Originally Posted by sonlymewalter View Post
we use it all the time its the only thing that works to stop the itch and crusting

i drink it by the gallon
Brill, I'll be getting some, just get it in any chemist?
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Why not try this instead, probably an awful lot cheaper...oh and let us know how you get on, you can be the guinea pig lol

http://www.raidautomatic.com.au/outdoors.html
Cheaper - yes - but lasts '30 hours' - What I'm looking for is something that can last '10 years' - a true 'set and forget'.

Buying a new refill for each evening I want to sit outside doesnt really sound like a cost effective solution.

I'm almost tempted to get one of these which CLAIMS to be able to clear an area of 2 acres of mozzies! http://www.pestrol.com.au/pestrol-ou...tor-p-110.html - but $200 is a bit much....
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Brill, I'll be getting some, just get it in any chemist?
yes chemist, woolies or Coles

or if you wanna drink it your nearest drinking hole
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Cheaper - yes - but lasts '30 hours' - What I'm looking for is something that can last '10 years' - a true 'set and forget'.

Buying a new refill for each evening I want to sit outside doesnt really sound like a cost effective solution.

I'm almost tempted to get one of these which CLAIMS to be able to clear an area of 2 acres of mozzies! http://www.pestrol.com.au/pestrol-ou...tor-p-110.html - but $200 is a bit much....
WOW THAT LOOKS GREAT!!!

Thanks SONLYME, I'll get some later
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