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Old Feb 3rd 2011, 6:12 pm
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Just woke up to find my left arm ( the one i had above the cover) has 15 separate mozzie bites on it... Ffs! Taken antihistamines and slapped on everything i can find, but i'm swelling up like the michellen man
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Old Feb 3rd 2011, 6:14 pm
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I know there is probably no comparison, unless you have encountered it for yourself, but our midges in the Highlands of Scotland are the most vicious little barstewards you will ever meet in the uk! I get eaten alive by them and come out in those horrible mega itchy spots that you just cant stop scratching until they bleed..... and I have lived here most of my life. I find the only repellent ever to work is Avon's Skin so Soft spray. I will be taking some over with me and if it doesn't work, well so be it. This will be interesting.......
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I know there is probably no comparison, unless you have encountered it for yourself, but our midges in the Highlands of Scotland are the most vicious little barstewards you will ever meet in the uk! I get eaten alive by them and come out in those horrible mega itchy spots that you just cant stop scratching until they bleed..... and I have lived here most of my life. I find the only repellent ever to work is Avon's Skin so Soft spray. I will be taking some over with me and if it doesn't work, well so be it. This will be interesting.......
I've experienced midges all over the UK and the absolute worst ones were in Devon - they'd beat your Highland midges with their legs tied behind their back

TheVileEx swore by Skin So Soft, he used it when we were in Kenya and remained bite free. I used that, mozzie repellent and one of those smelly bracelet things and still got a ginormous bite on my leg that left me looking as if my knee was about to give birth to a hippo - so you may be fine, you may not.

(That was super helpful wasn't it? I'm getting in early for the "most helpful poster 2011" poll)
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Originally Posted by stenik View Post
I know there is probably no comparison, unless you have encountered it for yourself, but our midges in the Highlands of Scotland are the most vicious little barstewards you will ever meet in the uk! I get eaten alive by them and come out in those horrible mega itchy spots that you just cant stop scratching until they bleed..... and I have lived here most of my life. I find the only repellent ever to work is Avon's Skin so Soft spray. I will be taking some over with me and if it doesn't work, well so be it. This will be interesting.......
Skin So Soft doesn't work for mosquito's.
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Old Feb 3rd 2011, 9:49 pm
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My youngest has suffered recently from what looks like mozzies with a tech drawing aptitude. Near perfect straight lines of 4 or more bites each in lengths of about a centimeter
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My youngest has suffered recently from what looks like mozzies with a tech drawing aptitude. Near perfect straight lines of 4 or more bites each in lengths of about a centimeter
That would be either a Surveyor fly or possibly the Architect ant.
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That would be either a Surveyor fly or possibly the Architect ant.
Thanks for your suggestions. You don't think a drafts beetle could be responsible?
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Old Feb 3rd 2011, 10:05 pm
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My youngest has suffered recently from what looks like mozzies with a tech drawing aptitude. Near perfect straight lines of 4 or more bites each in lengths of about a centimeter
They are prob japanese mozzies
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Thanks for your suggestions. You don't think a drafts beetle could be responsible?
Could be, but I think its moved on from that stage. Might even have been the Newestfield Errector Fly, found on greenfield sites everywhere.
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Originally Posted by iamthecreaturefromuranus View Post
Skin So Soft doesn't work for mosquito's.
Ok then. So I am in for a world of sh*t then!
Thanks for the replies..... Very amusing! You guys have an "experienced" view of life in Oz compared to us Newbies...... Thankfully!

Ta ......Nikki. x
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I've experienced midges all over the UK and the absolute worst ones were in Devon - they'd beat your Highland midges with their legs tied behind their back

TheVileEx swore by Skin So Soft, he used it when we were in Kenya and remained bite free. I used that, mozzie repellent and one of those smelly bracelet things and still got a ginormous bite on my leg that left me looking as if my knee was about to give birth to a hippo - so you may be fine, you may not.

(That was super helpful wasn't it? I'm getting in early for the "most helpful poster 2011" poll)
You're on your way to the top with that reply, for sure.... Lol

Thanks x
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Just woke up to find my left arm ( the one i had above the cover) has 15 separate mozzie bites on it... Ffs! Taken antihistamines and slapped on everything i can find, but i'm swelling up like the michellen man
Your quite near a lake aren't you Eds.

I'll know to wear every repellent under the sun when I come to yours next then!

Tea tree oil is good...
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I can't believe we have descended into 'my mozzies/midges are worse than yours' discussion.
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