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evdama
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Location: Herefordshire

PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2019 6:57 pm    Post subject: Midges Reply with quote

They are out in force during this faux-spring and had a minor feast on me today
About two years ago I was working on the roof nearby my new 'bee sanctuary' and as I was unable to run I got in excess of 140 bites.
I had mild anaphalactic shock and looked like Popeye for a few days.
I know its the CO2 we breathe out that attracts them, so I now have a small garden brazier smouldering or spray on Avon Skinsoft if Im moving about a lot.
Either or both work well.

If I am interfering with the bees that day, will the Avon cause problems?

After the midges will be the horseflies but I find those bites heal in days rather than months and cause as much scarring.
Roll on winter!
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