Strategy for the avoidance thereof
I initially heard this from an equestrian lady who was given the tip by a fisherman: Avon's "Skin So Soft" prevents insect bites!
I've bought some and will certainly try it out because I generally have a bad reaction to bites.
More info on the link below, has anyone on here tried this or heard about it?
Avon midge beater
It seems to be hit and miss Simon, i've tried SSS through to Deet and nothing keeps em off me.
I also react very badly, each bite takes on the form of a gobstopper beneath my skin and lasts for weeks.
I'm a gardener so used to creepie crawlies having a nibble at me, but nothing comes close to those winged bastards for causing misery, i wish we could nuke the chunts, obliterate and exterminate them, or at least stop them feeding on me.
Include a little history in your walks. Pecsaetan - Ancient Derbyshire, Staffordshire and South Yorkshire - http://pecsaetan.weebly.com/
The theory about so soft is that it leaves a coating of oil on your skin that the wee gits dont like landing on - so they land and take off before they bite. If this is true (and I see the logic) then make sure you dont skimp on the stuff, you will need to be well covered.
It seems most effective against midges and similar small fliers - big ones arent bothered about it I am told.
I'd keep searching for the solution if I were you - just in case there is one out there
SSS is gopping and gets everywhere.
Mosiguard is (for me) as effective as DEET and not as corrosive.
Treating clothing with Permathrin works.
Best thing; cover yourself up - that's what I use.
Midges like pink
I don't wear pink, that shirt is definately SALMON!
Go on Ed...you keep baiting him
It is definitely salmon.. with just a hint of pink. His underwear on the other hand are completly pink with just a hint of red (the heart shapes)
lol, back on topic, not seen smidge before, can you purchase it in the high street or only online, I want to try it.
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I use Smidge, works well, smells ok, doesn't eat kit like DEET.
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