Got bitten to shreads this weekend. Dh got bitten a bit too ...but he has flat little dots. Mine are huge weals all over. Avon sss didn't cut the mustard despite re applying lots of times.I wore an arnywear wrap around my neck too ds stayed in the tent most evenings and when he was out his arnywear seemed to work for him. Arnywear seemed to do the trick for dd too. (Both came up in a rash with sss) Anyway...i had a look on uk campsite and saw catnip essential oil mentioned plus marmite (not sure how that one works tbh...i presume you eat lots!) Anyone got anything else that works for them?. <<scratches madly>>
Me too Troutpout - I tried the Avon stuff for first time and it hasn't worked for me either It was so bad for us on Friday (we were near Settle) that we couldn't even sit outside in the evening which kind of took the best bit of camping away
Have about 40 at the moment but they still seem to be popping up. DH is convinced they are in our clothes and bedding, so once the DSes are asleep he's planning some industrial fumigation I am armed with TSP which someone once recommended for helping them to go down, so I smell just lovely!!
Oh these are good..keep em coming We had 3 citronella candles burning outside and a mosquito coil too! Also have insect nets on tent. It was just when we ventured outside . We were still setting up when they descended on Friday. It was much better on Saturday (we were in The Peaks) but still bad.
So vit b complex,mint, cider vinegar,tea tree oil. No one heard of catnip essential oil then? I've found this here It's got to be worth a go hasn't it
I have smothered myself in antihistimine cream (pink) which looks charming against my skin (dark brown).Have afro hair so think it saved my scalp.
My DH found in younger days that nothing worked, other than having a more attractive proposition nearby for the midges to attack. In the case of his family, it was his mother (probably the softest/nicest skin...). So I'm afraid you're the bait that saved your DH, DS and DD... So you need to make yourself as uneatable as possible, and hope that there is someone more vulnerable in the vicinity .