The midgies are back :(

Toddy

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I'm just in from the garden. I've been using handshears to cut the edges of the lawns so that we can get the hover mower to do the rest today.
I went out just after six, and within minutes I was bitten, and it just got worse as it went on.
The midgies are back :sigh:

:mosquitos:

Off to find the anti-histamines, I'm an itchy mess.

M
 

Broch

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Ouch, you have my sympathy.

I tried 'Smidge' last year up on the Spey (DEET free); it seemed quite effective and was especially needed around Loch Insh. If you haven't already seen it, they also have a very informative web site with a midge forecast map (though I don't know if it's any more reliable than the weather forecast!).
 

punkrockcaveman

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Yep. Got battered by them on Tuesday night while fishing. Not a breath of wind to put them off. I was literally running for the car in the end!
 

Broch

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Maybe there should be big signs put up on all roads leading into Scotland "Danger Hoards of Wild Midges". We just have killer sheep :)