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Midges

PostPosted: 25 Aug 2019, 07:20
by NottinghamWhite
The little buggers have had a field day with me & the wife during the night. Anyone else ?

Re: Midges

PostPosted: 25 Aug 2019, 07:31
by Davycc
All good here. Bite free.

Re: Midges

PostPosted: 25 Aug 2019, 07:57
by NottinghamWhite
Davycc wrote:All good here. Bite free.



Bites on my foot, arm, shoulder but worst of all my neck where I’m assuming it’s a fly has a lump the size of a thimble. What’s the point of these creatures ?

Re: Midges

PostPosted: 25 Aug 2019, 08:04
by Selby White
No issues recently but last summer went for a walk on a local nature reserve (Skipwith common) and got eaten alive by the little blighters.

Apparently was once told its people of a certain blood group they go for most, can't remember which one though.
Whether that's true or an old wives tale I'm not sure.

Re: Midges

PostPosted: 25 Aug 2019, 08:14
by Davycc
Selby White wrote:No issues recently but last summer went for a walk on a local nature reserve (Skipwith common) and got eaten alive by the little blighters.

Apparently was once told its people of a certain blood group they go for most, can't remember which one though.
Whether that's true or an old wives tale I'm not sure.



NW Positive :thumbup:

Re: Midges

PostPosted: 25 Aug 2019, 08:31
by Another Northern Soul
NottinghamWhite wrote:
Davycc wrote:All good here. Bite free.



Bites on my foot, arm, shoulder but worst of all my neck where I’m assuming it’s a fly has a lump the size of a thimble. What’s the point of these creatures ?


Are they mosquito bites, mate? Are you treating them or at least 'soothing' them?

Vinegar is a good one to use if you haven't got any of the shop stuff that smells a bit like ammonia.

If it is mozzies then the lemon-smelling spray is good deterrent, or garlic, well anything pungent I believe.

I feel your pain, it's no laughing matter the little scumbags :evil:

Re: Midges

PostPosted: 25 Aug 2019, 08:38
by NottinghamWhite
Another Northern Soul wrote:Are they mosquito bites, mate? Are you treating them or at least 'soothing' them?

Vinegar is a good one to use if you haven't got any of the shop stuff that smells a bit like ammonia.

If it is mozzies then the lemon-smelling spray is good deterrent, or garlic, well anything pungent I believe.

I feel your pain, it's no laughing matter the little scumbags :evil:


Definitely mozzies but the one on me neck is a fly bite ( has turned my normally handsome features into summart from a freak show :evil: ) I’m all for animals etc but what do mozzies bring to the pigging table ?

Re: Midges

PostPosted: 25 Aug 2019, 08:54
by ChilwellWhite
Couldn’t agree more what’s the point of mosquitos ? Worst place for them is Venice, eaten alive we were even with repellent on.

Re: Midges

PostPosted: 25 Aug 2019, 08:59
by Barlow Boy
I used to get bitten all the time by midges, or similar creatures, especially when out with the dog.

Then a fella down the road bought me one of those insect repellent wristbands, and I’ve not had one bite since, only 90p for two from Superdrug too.

Re: Midges

PostPosted: 25 Aug 2019, 10:13
by johnh
We don't get them in Berkshire. :lol: