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Last summer when we first moveisn't to our new home, we had a housewarming party and I was bitten so badly I had a really bad reaction, my legs swelled up and I was poorly for a good few weeks after... We have two apple trees and a damson tree as well as a high hedge, so I think the shady spots attract them. Other than making sure there is no water standing anywhere and trying to keep the lawn short, is there anyway to get rid of them? I mean kill the eggs/lavi? We have a thing hanging with grape juice in but no matter how many adult ones get caught, they just keeps coming! I wouldnt be so tremendiously bothered but i have such sensitive skin that when i tried a few different anti spray things on myself, my skin all flared up! im the same with sun cream! i avoid wearing perfume or cream that might atteact them but already ive been got! And I'd rather like to spend summer outside! Any tips would be greatly appreciated!
You could try spraying your clothes before you go out into the garden, I also keep the anti mosquito wipes in my pockets not necessarily for using on my skin, but hopefully the smell of these products might keep the mozzies at bay.
You could also eat garlic!!
You need the anti mozzie preparations Luubear.The insects that are attracted to the grape juice aren't the ones that are biters. what you really need is a bat colony but they don't come to order.
to try an avoid midges do not leave any water in buckets or pots as they breed in still water even in water butts.up turn pots and saucers when not in use and make sure the water butt has a tight lid .
'Skin so soft' ,soft and fresh dry body spray from Avon works! Just remember to spray yourself before going ouside.
I have also used the Avon skin so soft, think it's the dry oil body spray, and yes it does work. My daughter has also just returned from a residential school field trip, and I packed some in her bag, and she also agree's it works
If you only take water from the tap at the bottom of a water butt then spray the top with WD40, that stops them breeding.
I'm also one of those people that the gnats, midgesd and mosquitoes always make a bee-line for and have been very ill and on antibiotics in the past because of awful bites getting infected - I can vouch for Avon's Skin so Soft - I've not been bitten since I started using it - even when holidaying on the west coast of Scotland!!!
Our bats have kept the mozzies down over that last 10years or so but we now have a mozzie net for the bed so we can sleep without hearing that whine coming our way.
Hey thanks for all the replies I'm really greatful! I will definitely try a ons skin so soft, do you know where is a good place to buy it?
So am I right in assuming there's no way to disrupt them breeding? There's no way to bring their population down just a bit over the summer? Because last summer was like a plague!
Skin so soft is advertised up here in a lot of the hotels and B&Bs for hillwalkers because it works! I'm not bothered by them much thankfully. The worst ones I saw were at 4,000ft up on the summit of Ben Lawers- quite incredible!
I think if you check there website you might be able to find out places to get or an agent in your area Luubear.