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    You big wussies, they are lovely things.

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    Finally worked out what was biting me in my back garden in Walthamstow - blandford flies. They're pretty small but said to have a worse bite than a horse fly. Count yourself lucky.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Antman View Post
    Lot of people recommend Skin so soft by Avon
    Doesn't work, and is greasy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Antman View Post
    Lot of people recommend Skin so soft by Avon
    that's for highland midges, - and it actually works rather well

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    Quote Originally Posted by RSoles View Post
    My grandad used to say that the trick was not to disturb them if you get bitten. 'Let them sook'.
    They inject digestive fluids in and then suck them out again, disturbing them leave more juice in, a bigger swelling.
    Never been able to not swat the bastards though.

    I got bitten in the nether regions by one yesterday, boy did that hurt.
    I prefer my father's technic. He waited until they bite, while they entertained with the last meal, he smashed them with his hand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Platypus View Post
    Doesn't work, and is greasy
    Sounds like MF.
    Hmm. I'm beginning to suspect that you need to find all the packing the computer came in...

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    I have a loads of different insect sprays. The misses has said that I have a problem and I'm obsessed by bitey insects.

    Worst bite I had was in Mauritius, swear it felt like a gun shot (I imagine) and I could hear the noise of the bite.

    Just under my armpit and my arm went numb.

    Perhaps I should start a worst bite website and make money from the advertising. Worstbitey.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by woohoo View Post
    I have a loads of different insect sprays. The misses has said that I have a problem and I'm obsessed by bitey insects.
    If the feckers bite you and leave you with lumps and boils that irritate and cause pain for weeks afterwards, then of course you are going to be obsessed with ensuring they don't bite you in the first place.....
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