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Midges

Discussion in 'Get it off your chest' started by Nicksi, Jun 12, 2008.

  1. Nicksi

    Nicksi Engaging Member

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    One of the worst things about living up here is the soddin' midges.
    Just when the weather gets nice you can't sit out in the evening without getting absolutely hammered:mad::mad:

    They are really bad this year - tonight I was out virtually dripping in repellent and they were still swarming around me. I even watched one rabbit get fed up with them and disappear down his hole. It couldn't keep still, kept twitching its ears and shaking its head.

    Anyone else get them bad?
     
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    nope:D

    well either that or the welsh just have really tough hides:D
    i think the only thing that stings me are wasps, nettles and brables:eek:

    but i have gone without awasp sting in a long while.

    only 2 in my life so far:D
     
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    Honestly mate you are lucky - they can stop you doing anything they're that bad, literally 100's of the little gits swarm all over your face and bite.
     
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    eat marmite.
    i hear if your breath stinks they stay away from your face :shrug:

    dont go after the ladies like that though:D
     
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    I smoke fags, nothing makes your breath stink more than that and they still come:(
     
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    try a head net?

    or covering your face in a thin layer of mud:up:
    great for the skina parently
     
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    We usually have loads around where we live, but we haven't seemed to have got many this year. :confused:
     
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    Steve went out shooting earlier this summer in shorts and paid the price, was bitten from head to toe, ha ha i'm not laughing Steve, really :D:D:D

    My brother has been night fishing with his mate, who lit a small smoky fire to keep them away from his bivvy which hadn't gos a mossie net, they don't like smoke. :moo:
     
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    Good point.
    I suppose the usual midges arnt about the same this year but the corn lice are driving me nuts just now!!.
    Havent seen hardly any butterflies this year either or daddy long legs,which is surprising given all the warnings we got in spring about leatherjacket infestations in grasslands!.
    Noticed an increase of some bloody big spiders Ive never seen before though, tan coloured b*****s with a big round body and black zig zag marks on their backs, uurgh!:eek:
     
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    Glad I live a long way from you, don't want any big spids down here, you keep them thank you :eek:
     
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    Hey Tina, Send us your address and Ill pop a few into a matchbox and send them down to you , theyve got really long hairy legs too!!:D
     
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    They don't sound as if they would fit in a matchbox to me, would give you my address but I can't seem to remember it, not sure why??:D:D:D
     
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    I find 2 bottles of red wine is just the ticket,.........

    (It dont stop em biting, but you dont care!!! NO SHOOTING, though!!):D :D
     
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    take a burner to them,they soon move on mate
     
  15. Rockabilly

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    got an excellent jacket to deal with midgies will put a pic on
     
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    cant stand the things
     
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    pic soon :up:
     
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    The spiders will be " orb spiders " named after the large body compared to small head etc , you tend to see more in late august , just as the crane flies or daddy long legs asppear ....

    when you say midges do you mean gnats / mosquitos ? , they are actually attracted to the body heat you give off , they findtheir prey by flying back and forth criss crossing and working out where the heat source iscoming from .......

    try using one of the , " cooling / refreshing " sprays available from boots chemist , might work ??? , though you'll have to spray your face , hands etc ( anywhere exposed ) frequently..... kev
     
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    i hate midgies me
     
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    me gran burns citronela candles < i think thats how ya spell it :confused:
    they seem to keep them away :D
     

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