Attack of the Mosquitos?

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Attack of the Mosquitos?

Post by TheSoftwareArchitect » Wed 12 Aug 2015 10:52

We have been coming to the area for 15 years, and this year for the first time we have suffered insect bites, presumably mosquitos but during the day rather than at night, in all probability whilst innocently sitting on our terrace.

I wondered if we are alone in this, or there are others of you similarly affected this year. We just went to stock up on antihistamine and cortisone cream!

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Post by Kate » Wed 12 Aug 2015 11:39

Could be the tiger mozzie who is active during the day too.
http://www.anglophone-direct.com/Tiger- ... ng-for-the?
I have actually had my first bite during the night and am sitting here scratching away in front of my computer - otherwise haven't seen many so far this year.

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Post by Sue » Wed 12 Aug 2015 15:09

There have been a lot flying ants around this year too which bite in the day time.
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Post by hamyat » Wed 12 Aug 2015 21:14

Just like you we have been coming to the region for years and have never been bitten as often as we have this year. After scratching endlessly, I resorted to searching in the bathroom cabinet and unearthed a packet of Piriteeze with an expiry date of 2008!

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Post by Kate » Thu 13 Aug 2015 13:22

I have now been bitten about 8 times since this first post. Can we please change the subject!!! :clown: :lol: :lol:

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Post by Sue » Thu 13 Aug 2015 13:41

It is strange because every year I am a prime target. I put it down to the medication I am on, one of which is blood thinners so I am easy pickings This year however I have only had the odd bite. Not complaining. :D
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Post by Libby » Thu 13 Aug 2015 17:08

I'm bitten every year.
Last year 'they' didn't, apparently, spray at all and this year only half strength.
We have a venom sucker which is excellent for getting out the stings.
They are available from chemists and Decathlon.

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Post by Kate » Thu 13 Aug 2015 17:23

A venom sucker? Sounds great. Does it work on mozzie bites or is it just for stings?

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Post by Libby » Fri 14 Aug 2015 08:42

I believe it works on most stings, wasps, mozzies etc.
I've even 'sucked out' a bramble thorn.
The one we have is called 'Aspivenom' but I believe there are others on the market.

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Post by Smith family » Fri 14 Aug 2015 12:26

Hi.

We too have been coming to the PO for several weeks every year since 2003, and this summer is the first time I have ever had insect/ mosquito bites - several of which swelled up horribly. I will certainly be stocking up on antihistamines and sprays from now on!

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Post by lonesome paddy » Sat 15 Aug 2015 10:57

Best mozzie repellent is Guinness and you can even get it on prescription :roll:

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