6130Re: [bugclub] Re: Biting insects
- Sep 12, 2013That could work on 2 levels then as I'm getting a bit creaky in the joints!
Seriously though - I'm not sure about putting THAT on my skin......
Thanks all the same.On 11/09/2013 09:22, cree john wrote:Hi there, Apparently WD40 works.From: Doreen Hancock <wendo_22@...>
Sent: Tuesday, 10 September 2013, 8:48
Subject: Re: [bugclub] Re: Biting insects
Thanks for the TCP tip Janette.
If a 'flower bug' has started to have a go at humans, what else (apart from the obvious biters & stingers we have already) is out there???? waiting to have a go???
I'm off to New Zealand soon where the 'Mozzys' & Sand flies will welcome me with open arms!
Anyone know of a repellent that REALLY works - I have tried most of the ones on sale & Avon 'skin so soft' without success.
On 09/09/2013 11:50, Janette Crisp wrote:I live in Worcester Park in Surrey and have been bitten by the same thing, normally around the ankle and lower leg. I too am very sensitive to insect bites and have to take antihistamine tab,ets to cope with the intense itching. I haven't actually seen anything bite me so its good to be able to out a name to the culprit( a dab of TCP works wonders on them, Wendo)Janette????
Sent from my iPadOn 9 Sep 2013, at 00:45, "matsmith60" <matsmith60@...>wrote:????Looks like a flower bug of some sort, possibly Anthocoris nemorum. These are predatory bugs hat do sometime bite humans "by mistake", some people are sensitive to these bites.
--- In email@example.com, "wendo_22" mailto:wendo_22@... wrote:
> I'm really hoping that someone could identify this vicious little critter for me?
> I live in Surrey, near Guildford & whilst in my garden, (& everywhere else) I'm a sitting target for all kinds of biting insects, horseflies, mozzys, midges (& sandflies in New Zealand) - anything & everything.
> Now something else has joined in the 'free meals'.
> I have experienced several bites from this species this year & was lucky enough to smack & kill one which I have a couple of photos of.
> I can feel when they bite - sharp prick like sensation, then a red itchy swelling appears.
> After about a day, a small blister with clear fluid appears & it takes an age for it to clear up.
> I'm sure that they are not fleas (these have quite long antennae) as I have been bitten by those (cats, dogs & hedgehogs fleas) & react in a different way & more violently.
> (I have some pictures of it but can't see how to download them?)
> Do hope someone can put a name to it - I would like to know what I'm have to deal with now!
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