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Why do mosquitoes always bite you in the worst places?

  1. mistyhorizon2003 profile image92
    mistyhorizon2003posted 7 years ago

    I awoke this morning to discover that in spite of wearing pyjamas, some enterprising mosquito or mosquitoes had managed to find their way inside the bottoms overnight in order to give me two bites on one bum cheek, and one on the other, plus a further one on the back of my thigh about 6 inches down from the right cheek.

    Now I can't help wondering why they didn't just bite me on the hand, my face, or even my arm if the sleeve slid up a bit in my sleep, but for some reason they decided to bite me on the arse was more amusing, hence I have been scratching all day, and have four huge red bumps, three of which are on my bum cheeks, (I shall leave this horrific vision to your imaginations), suffice to say it isn't pleasant, and I reckon one of the fly / mosquito killing lights I wrote about recently on a hub of mine are now top of my Christmas list.

    1. Army Infantry Mom profile image60
      Army Infantry Momposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Because their miserable little chumps who knows their life expectancy is short,..so they gotta make your life suck the best they can,..LOL

      1. mistyhorizon2003 profile image92
        mistyhorizon2003posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Yep, that makes total sense smile

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        Denno66posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Amen!

    2. mistywild profile image61
      mistywildposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Ummmm, maybe it's because the blood is warmer or something scientific like that, you know, something a mosquito would think abou, lol. I feel your pain!

      1. mistyhorizon2003 profile image92
        mistyhorizon2003posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        You might well be right Mistywild, in any case, I am off to bed now and intend to take my chances.... wish me luck smile

        1. mistywild profile image61
          mistywildposted 7 years ago in reply to this
    3. cheaptrick profile image75
      cheaptrickposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Are you sure they were mosquitoes?Might have been "Love bites"from a very small man...

      1. mistyhorizon2003 profile image92
        mistyhorizon2003posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Fabulous answer, I wish smile

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      Justine76posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      it was probably a spider. ewwww. sorry, but its happend to me too.

      1. mistyhorizon2003 profile image92
        mistyhorizon2003posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        We don't have biting spiders here in Guernsey (thank goodness), so it can only be mozzies or a flea. Just in case it was the latter (as we do have cats), I have sprayed the whole house with a product called 'Staykill' that kills fleas, and sterlises their eggs for up to 12 months, and touch wood, haven't had any new bites since.

    5. pylos26 profile image77
      pylos26posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      yo misty...them mosquitoes ain't no fools...

      1. mistyhorizon2003 profile image92
        mistyhorizon2003posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        LOL, well clearly they are having fun at least, even if I am scratching in all sorts of unattractive places wink

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    kmarketing.wsposted 7 years ago

    Hello how are you? Well a recent study shows that the level of stress determines or I should say attracts these nasty bitters to you. So I am sure the work place has many people who are stressed out and frustrated. Thank You for reading my reply.

    1. mistyhorizon2003 profile image92
      mistyhorizon2003posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Golly, I must be more stressed than I thought. Cheers for the comment smile

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    sneakorocksolidposted 7 years ago

    You had your pants off!?

    1. mistyhorizon2003 profile image92
      mistyhorizon2003posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      No I didn't, I think they had absailing equipment and excavation tools, and simply found their way below the waistband, unless my bottom half slipped down in the night, (but it was all correctly in place by this morning).

  4. Beth100 profile image82
    Beth100posted 7 years ago

    I guess that's why they're called BUGS!!! big_smile

    1. mistyhorizon2003 profile image92
      mistyhorizon2003posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Certainly figures, but these ones I reckon are genetically modified to have supreme intelligence and espionage abilities.

      1. Beth100 profile image82
        Beth100posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        That's what happens when livestock is pumped with growth hormones!  Ewww!  Hate swatting them already, never mind mutant ones!!! tongue  I'm grateful it's snow time here!! smile

        1. mistyhorizon2003 profile image92
          mistyhorizon2003posted 7 years ago in reply to this

          You are lucky, we only get snow about every 7 or 8 years, and then for 24 hours if we are lucky. Right now it is only wet and windy, so I reckon they come in for a warm, sheltered place to sleep and a tasty snack, i.e. my arse!!!

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            Denno66posted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Oh, the temptation to comment, not sure what's worse: your lyrics or this ;p

            1. mistyhorizon2003 profile image92
              mistyhorizon2003posted 7 years ago in reply to this

              LOL, well imagine the wriggling I am having to do right now just to avoid itching the bumps,, grrrrrrr!!!

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                Denno66posted 7 years ago in reply to this

                That bothers the life outta me, too. When will it stop!

                1. mistyhorizon2003 profile image92
                  mistyhorizon2003posted 7 years ago in reply to this

                  I guess another 24 hours at least more's the pity!

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                    Denno66posted 7 years ago in reply to this

                    Ah, that is a torture, no doubt about it.

          2. Beth100 profile image82
            Beth100posted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Not sure about Denno66's comments...

            But, one way to stop them biting your arse (other than some really imaginative methods) is to drink lemonade that you make from scratch.  Mosquitos do not like acidic blood.  I usually drink 1 - 2 cups everyday during the wet months here, and never a bite.  The day I miss one cup...and I'll be eaten alive!  Also, if you eat a lot of bananas, the potassium will attract them to you.

            1. mistyhorizon2003 profile image92
              mistyhorizon2003posted 7 years ago in reply to this

              LOL, well the fact he has 2 bananas every morning for breakfast seems to indicate he is a more likely to get bitten, yet he doesn't.... not fair, (stamps foot).

              Can you post the lemonade recipe here please? I suspect my mozzies are alcoholics as if they bite me at night it must be neat cider they are consuming smile

            2. Sue Adams profile image94
              Sue Adamsposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              Thanks for the tip. We have plenty of lemon trees here.

            3. monaz profile image61
              monazposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              Hey I did not know that.It is really useful information.The place I come from is really infested with mosquito all round the year.

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    Denno66posted 7 years ago

    I would imagine this is going to draw a lot of male mosquitoes to this thread, even though only the females bite.   ;p

    1. mistyhorizon2003 profile image92
      mistyhorizon2003posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      LOL Denno, well I sure hope so smile

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        Denno66posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        :-)

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    Denno66posted 7 years ago

    The thought that the little buggers are busy feasting away while you're sleeping is a bit disconcerting. Who knows how long they actually take until they're finished.Yip!

    1. mistyhorizon2003 profile image92
      mistyhorizon2003posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Yep, that is pretty scary too,and why do they only bite me, and not my hairy hubby? Is it because they didn't bring their miners lamps to find their way through the forest of hair he has on both his chest and back???

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        Denno66posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Hold on (laughing hysterically here) the visual's too hilarious!

        1. mistyhorizon2003 profile image92
          mistyhorizon2003posted 7 years ago in reply to this

          LOL, well it does seem bloody unfair if you ask me sad

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            Denno66posted 7 years ago in reply to this

            You know the answer to this one, but it's not worth the safety from skeeter assaults.

            1. mistyhorizon2003 profile image92
              mistyhorizon2003posted 7 years ago in reply to this

              What's a "skeeter" ?????? and why would it "assault" me????

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                Denno66posted 7 years ago in reply to this

                A skeeter? Mozzy, did you call it? Assault, drain several pints of blood, eh, same dif.

                1. Beth100 profile image82
                  Beth100posted 7 years ago in reply to this

                  A vampire, no???

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                    Denno66posted 7 years ago in reply to this

                    I believe so.

                2. mistyhorizon2003 profile image92
                  mistyhorizon2003posted 7 years ago in reply to this

                  So a skeeter is a huge mozzie capable of draining pints of blood arrrrgggghhhhh, there is no hope for me, I am doomed... doomed I say!!

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                    Denno66posted 7 years ago in reply to this

                    Get a grip, Misty! If you do what Beth says, you should escape their next foray.

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    Denno66posted 7 years ago

    Hey! My comment wasn't going to be that bad! ;p

  8. Beth100 profile image82
    Beth100posted 7 years ago

    Just for you, I'll share my recipe ( lol )

    Juice of 1 lemon (nice and ripe)
    Sugar to taste
    Hot water (about 1/4 of your cup to melt the sugar)

    Mix the above  until the sugar is diluted.  Add cold water and  ice cubes for a cool lemonade.

    During the winter or cold days, I drink this warm.  Takes a bit of getting use to, but it's pretty good. 

    Enjoy! big_smile

    1. mistyhorizon2003 profile image92
      mistyhorizon2003posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Sounds rather nice, I must give this a go, Thanks smile

      1. Beth100 profile image82
        Beth100posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Any time!

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        Denno66posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Yeah, growing hair everywhere, that wouldn't be a good solution for you ;p

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    Denno66posted 7 years ago

    It is called the Ultimate Lemonade Skeeter Deterrent.

    1. mistyhorizon2003 profile image92
      mistyhorizon2003posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      What about my current itchy butt??

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        Denno66posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Hmm, well if it were me, I would use Aloe, or, um, actually I think that's all I know about. Great Mosquito remedizer I am. Hmm, remidizer, that's not a word is it?

        1. mistyhorizon2003 profile image92
          mistyhorizon2003posted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Ahaaaa, I have an Aloe plant that I may have to scalp before bedtime!! Good tip.

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            Denno66posted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Been there, done that. Being in Vacationland I always have Aloe on hand for the the summer sunburns.

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    Denno66posted 7 years ago

    Well, I must head off to slumberville. Take care of those skeeter bites. Hope all works out for you.

    1. mistyhorizon2003 profile image92
      mistyhorizon2003posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Me too soon, sleep tight, and I shall give you commission on the mosquito net underwear, promise!!!

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        Denno66posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Skeeterwear. Just a thought.

        1. mistyhorizon2003 profile image92
          mistyhorizon2003posted 7 years ago in reply to this

          That's the brandname sorted, now we need some prototypes to submit to companies.

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            Denno66posted 7 years ago in reply to this

            I'm working on it! ;p

            1. mistyhorizon2003 profile image92
              mistyhorizon2003posted 7 years ago in reply to this

              Please send me a sample to test ASAP, urgent, I repeat URGENT!!!

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                Denno66posted 7 years ago in reply to this

                Roger, I read you, priority Alpha!

                1. mistyhorizon2003 profile image92
                  mistyhorizon2003posted 7 years ago in reply to this

                  Thank you loads (scratch scratch scratch)...

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    Denno66posted 7 years ago

    What hub is that, I haven't gotten to all of the ones I wish to visit.

    1. mistyhorizon2003 profile image92
      mistyhorizon2003posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Shouldn't post the actual link here, but the title is something along the lines of "Bowel Cancer Stole My Husband". You should find it easily if you check out my profile and hubs.

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        Denno66posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        You have a ton of hubs to read. This will be a busy hobby for sure. I will read it though.

        1. mistyhorizon2003 profile image92
          mistyhorizon2003posted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Hope you enjoy them, don't worry, many of them are very funny and not doom and gloom (such as my bereavement from Cancer etc). They cover many topics, so hope you find some that appeal to you smile

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    Denno66posted 7 years ago

    Maybe tommorrow I'll post a thread that reads like: I have found a way to prevent Mosquito Attacks. Only after the Skeeterwear is patented.

    1. mistyhorizon2003 profile image92
      mistyhorizon2003posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Go for it, we will split the profits 50/50

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        Denno66posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Pleasure doing business with you, although, sadly, you had to suffer to get this off the ground, so to speak.

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    Denno66posted 7 years ago

    Tomorrow, the world will have to be exposed to that thread, then, I fear. Until then, nite nite time. (Waves)

    1. mistyhorizon2003 profile image92
      mistyhorizon2003posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Night Night, sleep tight, I won't be far behind you, (I mean going to my own bed of course).

  14. Jackson Riddle profile image67
    Jackson Riddleposted 7 years ago

    Mistywild just happens to post on a thread by mistyhorizon2003 , both seem to be quite similar. Could be wrong but at first glance could be alter-ego's.

    1. mistyhorizon2003 profile image92
      mistyhorizon2003posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Nope, wrong I am afraid. I actually don't use any aler-ego's on hubpages, there is just little old me smile

      1. Jackson Riddle profile image67
        Jackson Riddleposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Really, because it appears as though you reply to threads in exactly the same manner. Are fans of each other and I'm sure there would be much more in common if I looked for it.

        But if you say so.

        1. mistyhorizon2003 profile image92
          mistyhorizon2003posted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Well Mistywild joined my fan club about a week ago now, so I haven't had time to find out much about her yet. I guess the best way to prove we are different people is to get both of us to post on one of your hubs at the same time, as under the Approve/Deny box you will see the ip addresses for each of us, and of course if we were the same person we would have the same ip address, but as different people we will have different ip addresses. Plus I can't remember what Mistywild has put on her profile details, but you will see on mine that I am based in Guernsey in the UK Channel Islands, whereas I assume that Mistywild will be somewhere in the US as most hubbers eem to be smile

        2. mistyhorizon2003 profile image92
          mistyhorizon2003posted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Actually, just an afterthought, but would you honestly have come to this conclusion if we didn't both have "Misty" in our online names??

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    lyricsingrayposted 7 years ago

    I can't believe how much I'm learning and sweet pea they only bite you because your much sweeter than your hubby  big_smile  big_smile

    1. mistyhorizon2003 profile image92
      mistyhorizon2003posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      What a lovely thing to say Lyricsingray, (hey, that sounds kind of poetic).
      Thanks
      smile

  16. Jane@CM profile image60
    Jane@CMposted 7 years ago

    Hate when that happens!  I get spider bites, my hubby does not.  Must be a female thing!

    1. mistyhorizon2003 profile image92
      mistyhorizon2003posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Yikes, give me the mosquitoes over a spider any day, it's bad enough getting bitten, but when it means have your alltime biggest phobia sharing the bed with you, well, that is ten times worse.

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    Denno66posted 7 years ago

    I'm not gonna say anything.....;p

  18. Sue Adams profile image94
    Sue Adamsposted 7 years ago

    Be clean in the most awkward places. And cool.

    1. mistyhorizon2003 profile image92
      mistyhorizon2003posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I am always cool though as I feel the cold really badly due to low blood pressure. Definitely clean too, but they still bite me anyway sad

  19. NaomiR profile image86
    NaomiRposted 7 years ago

    I always seem to get bitten in that spot right in the middle of my back where I can't reach!

  20. manlypoetryman profile image76
    manlypoetrymanposted 7 years ago

    Say Misty...I hate the lil' b_st_rds...and in Texas...well let's juz' say that sometimes you can look down at your uncovered arm...and see it solid with the lil' blood suckers.

    You know what I hate about them...(Oh yeah...I'm about to go off on them!):

    1. That they can know how to secretly fly around to the back of your neck, arm, or leg...when you are being vigil about swatting them.
    2. That they can disappear right in front of you in small area (car, bathroom) seemingly into thin air...and then turn around and bite you!
    3. That buzzing female mosquito that gets in your ear.

    let me tell ya' about a "backpacker's remedy" that will help...but i suggest you do your own research. You can repel them naturally...using natural ingredients in your blood that they can't stand! (of course...in the right amounts!):

    1. Vitamin B-1 or B-6...(I just make sure I'm taking a B-Complex)
    2. Potassium (They hate it! You can usually get enough of this in bananas or potatoes to help do the trick!)
    3. garlic works really well...as well!

    Of course, you would want to control your levels of Vitamins B/potassium..and even garlic...but trust me...this works. I used this combo when I was camping all summer in some deep woods of East Texas near a river...and it worked like a charm. And, I still make sure to do this at home in the summertime...'cause I'm always out in my backyard. You might get a few brave lil' buggers try to bite you with this...but they can't finish the job..because of what is in your bloodstream...Try It!

    Hey...I'm going to save this for a Hub someday...Hope it helps!

    1. mistyhorizon2003 profile image92
      mistyhorizon2003posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks for the tips, great stuff. The garlic never works for me, and I use it a whole load in cooking, but might try the bananas as you are the second person to suggest them now. big_smile

  21. manlypoetryman profile image76
    manlypoetrymanposted 7 years ago

    Good luck, Misty...The key is to combine them all! (And of course...having the right amounts in the bloodstream of each!)

    1. mistyhorizon2003 profile image92
      mistyhorizon2003posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I might try the Vitamin B too, but goodness knows how I suss out what the correct amounts of each are, will have to experiment I guess, and hope my blood supply lasts out until I get it right!

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    Denno66posted 7 years ago

    How 'bout the Aloe? Did that work?

    1. mistyhorizon2003 profile image92
      mistyhorizon2003posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Damn, I knew I forgot something before bed last night, and now I have about five new bites in awkward places!

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        Denno66posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        See? I don't want to say I told ya so, but, ......

  23. mayhmong profile image74
    mayhmongposted 7 years ago

    Ahaha! WTF? I have no explanation as to why that occured. Maybe its because you're so sweet!

    1. mistyhorizon2003 profile image92
      mistyhorizon2003posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      LOL, obviously sweeter than I thought Mayhmong, just in all the wrong places!

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    Denno66posted 7 years ago

    awkward places, hmm?

    1. mistyhorizon2003 profile image92
      mistyhorizon2003posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Put it this way, my latest series of bites (apart from one smack bang in the middle of my forehead), are right at the top of my inner thigh...., right where the elastic to my panties rests, it itches like crazy, which is potentially very embarrassing!!!

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        Denno66posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        That WOULD be awkward, to say the least.

        1. mistyhorizon2003 profile image92
          mistyhorizon2003posted 7 years ago in reply to this

          You are not kidding, I don't want to be seen frantically scratching what might appear to be my groin, people might think I have crabs rather than mosquitoes!!!

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    Denno66posted 7 years ago

    echo, echo, echo.....

  26. prettydarkhorse profile image65
    prettydarkhorseposted 7 years ago

    in my face at times and it is swollen

    1. mistyhorizon2003 profile image92
      mistyhorizon2003posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I swell up too PDC. Last year I got bitten just to the side of my nose, right by my eye tissue. I ended up looking like a Klingon from Star Trek, as all my forehead and eye tissue (both sides), puffed right up, and I had to keep explaining to people that my Husband hadn't punched me!!

      1. prettydarkhorse profile image65
        prettydarkhorseposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        thats too bad, maybe we have both an allergy to bites, because people have different reactions to it?

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    Poppa Bluesposted 7 years ago

    Mosquitoes aren't so bad! Try taking a walk on a calm, hot humid summer night along the shore. I've spent hours in the dark casting to fish while thousands of no-see-ums fed hungrily on my face, crawling in my eyes, my nose, my ears, and my hair leaving behind welts on top of welts, and surprisingly, sometimes, it was well worth it!

    1. mistyhorizon2003 profile image92
      mistyhorizon2003posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I got bitten whilst fishing last year,(freshwater fishing though), and it really wasn't worth it if you had seen my face the next day LOL big_smile

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    Denno66posted 7 years ago

    Well, you did vocalize what I was thinking. Um, I'm glad you said that and not me ;p

    1. mistyhorizon2003 profile image92
      mistyhorizon2003posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      LOL, I usually just say it like it is wink

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    Denno66posted 7 years ago

    That, I have recently learned, is true.  ; )

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    Denno66posted 7 years ago

    BZZZZzzzzzZZZZZzzzzzzzZZZZZzz......Swat!

  31. jaybojas profile image61
    jaybojasposted 7 years ago

    i think they(mosquitoes)figured that if they go there they will have plenty time to feast.  They wont have enough time feasting on your arms or any visible part.

    1. mistyhorizon2003 profile image92
      mistyhorizon2003posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      LOL, are you saying my love life is non existant jaybojas wink

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    Denno66posted 7 years ago

    Hmm, I encountered this very same scenario in another online venue a year or two ago, Misty.

    1. mistyhorizon2003 profile image92
      mistyhorizon2003posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Did you, glad it isn't just me then. I mean I went back and read mistywild's posts, (of which there weren't many at all on this thread), and I didn't see any resemblence in style of wording any more than with any other Hubber. I am sure it is only the name that might have caused this suggestion of us being one and the same. Personally I have enough trouble keeping up with just my one Hub account, more than that would be a nightmare. LOL

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        Denno66posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Amen. In another online place,a friend of mine thought that a ladyfriend he was um, very close to, and was a mutual friend of ours, was involved with me, too(um, no) and he got all bent out of shape over it. He said that the two persons shared identicle mannerisms. There were several hundred people on this venue, mind you. Very disturbing.

        1. mistyhorizon2003 profile image92
          mistyhorizon2003posted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Golly, how awful, did you convince him in the end?

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            Denno66posted 7 years ago in reply to this

            No. But, eventually he just let it go, or so I think, anyhoo.

            1. mistyhorizon2003 profile image92
              mistyhorizon2003posted 7 years ago in reply to this

              Perhaps he finally believed her!

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                Denno66posted 7 years ago in reply to this

                I hope so. sad

                1. mistyhorizon2003 profile image92
                  mistyhorizon2003posted 7 years ago in reply to this

                  I see our cute racing sheep have morphed in Captain Kirk!! Very "Enterprising" of you LOL

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                    mistyhorizon2003posted 7 years ago in reply to this

                    So the Cute sheep are back then!!! Captain Kirk has beamed off to God knows where big_smile

  33. Cris A profile image60
    Cris Aposted 7 years ago

    Because they can. They won't if they can't.   cool

    1. mistyhorizon2003 profile image92
      mistyhorizon2003posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      True enough smile

      1. Cris A profile image60
        Cris Aposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        And I was wondering what are "the worst places"? cool

        1. mistyhorizon2003 profile image92
          mistyhorizon2003posted 7 years ago in reply to this

          LOL, on the bum, around the top of the legs by the knicker line etc

  34. r2moo2 profile image60
    r2moo2posted 7 years ago

    I hate mosquitoes.

    When I was serving my National Service as a soldier, there are some weird breed of mosquitoes that bite through our clothes!

    And where are the worst places? Places where you can't scratch at will!

    These pesky 'commando' mosquitoes bit me through the cloth, and through my underwear, right at my butt! I had a hard time scratching through the fabric of my uniform, and the itch never seemed to subside.

    Pesky mosquitoes. I hate them.

    1. mistyhorizon2003 profile image92
      mistyhorizon2003posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Me too smile

  35. Brian Leighton profile image76
    Brian Leightonposted 7 years ago

    They tend to go for the softest areas of skin which are easier to penetrate. It is unfortunate but true that these softer skind areas tend to be the worst places...

    1. mistyhorizon2003 profile image92
      mistyhorizon2003posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Explains the buttocks then smile

  36. Michael Willis profile image77
    Michael Willisposted 7 years ago

    I hate mosquitos!  They are bad here where I live. They seem to find you no matter what. Miss just the smallest part of you with spray and they attack it and bite you.
    Here is a link to a Mosquito Swat Game where you can at least feel a little revenge. lol
    http://www.free-games-on-line.com/mosqu … quito.html

    1. mistyhorizon2003 profile image92
      mistyhorizon2003posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Cheers for the link, will have to give it a go. smile

  37. lawretta profile image78
    lawrettaposted 7 years ago

    BECAUSE THEY ARE BAD!

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      Denno66posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Are you part of the Anti-Mosquito League? big_smile

      1. mistyhorizon2003 profile image92
        mistyhorizon2003posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Well I doubt Lawretta is any part of either an Anti-Sheep or an Anti-Captain Kirk league... do you??? big_smile big_smile big_smile

    2. Paradise7 profile image86
      Paradise7posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      And...BECAUSE THEY CAN!!!

      HAHA, GOTCHA THEY SAY. ZUB ZUB.

      1. mistyhorizon2003 profile image92
        mistyhorizon2003posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        LOL, good point smile

  38. jenblacksheep profile image84
    jenblacksheepposted 7 years ago

    When I was away over August I got absolutely bitten alive. I had over 30 bites on one arm ... you can imagine what the rest of me was like!! 3 months later and the bites still havent gone yet!

    1. mistyhorizon2003 profile image92
      mistyhorizon2003posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      And if you are anything like me you will look like you have measles or chicken pox, in other words, covered in alarming red bumps that itch like hell!! Am I right???

  39. Paradise7 profile image86
    Paradise7posted 7 years ago

    You know what?  When we were kids and out in the woods and got bit like crazy, Mom could give us a shallow bath in baking soda water, and the bites would be gone the next day.  I'm not sure why.  But it worked.  An old home remedy I just remembered.

    1. mistyhorizon2003 profile image92
      mistyhorizon2003posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I think I'll try that too. Cheers smile

  40. jenblacksheep profile image84
    jenblacksheepposted 7 years ago

    I itched like absolute crazy while I was away. I didn't really sleep most nights coz I was so itchy. That probably made it worse. I couldn't sleep in my bed (under the mosquito net) so I would sleep during the day in a hammock, unprotected and probably got bitten even more. I had circles and horseshoe shaped patterns of bites where a mosquito had clearly just been making its way round!!

    Yes, I think alarming is definitely the word I would use to describe the state of my legs!!

  41. Katelyn Weel profile image87
    Katelyn Weelposted 7 years ago

    I have to admit if I was reincarnated as a tiny, insignificant blood sucking pest I would probably live my little life to its fullest and bite every higher being in the worst places I could possibly reach.

    I'm bitter like that tongue

  42. 321gofish profile image60
    321gofishposted 7 years ago

    I think you may be mistaken about the critter's that bit you.
    Not saying it was not mosquitoes that bit you on your bum.

    This sounds more like Red Bugs, what we call here in the south,"Chiggers".

    You can get red bugs "chiggers" just by walking through tall grass or walking in the woods.

    They love to reach those let's say, "Private areas".
    Why? I don't know, but they do itch for days.

    The best treatment I have found is to coat the bite area with clear fingernail polish. This smothers the bugs so they can't get any air, or so I am told. However, it really does help stop the itching.

    FYI: Clear fingernail polish works on poison oak and ivy too.

    1. mistyhorizon2003 profile image92
      mistyhorizon2003posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks for the advice, but we don't have red bugs (chiggers), over here either, so it can't be them. I am pretty convinced now it may have a been a rogue flea, as since I sprayed our house the bites have ceased, (fingers crossed).

  43. hublim profile image78
    hublimposted 7 years ago

    Mosquitoes are a pain in the ass.

    Insects have a field day with me when I’m on holiday and living in Scotland we also have the Midges, who are apparently immune to any insect repellent.

    http://ipm.ncsu.edu/AG369/pics/biting_midges.gif

  44. The Bard profile image83
    The Bardposted 7 years ago

    I haven't read all the posts here, but I like the idea of Mosquito Net Pyjamas. Unfortunately they would have to look like a baby's jump suit. After all, ankles, wrists, neck etc would all have to be covered. My experience of mosquito bites are generally around those areas - especially ankles and elbows. And in a very hot climate it could be quite suffocating. Still - an interesting thought!

    Apart from the obvious like insect repellent (applied - not imbibed), Marmite is an excellent defence. I kid you not! Them mozzies either love it or hate it, and more often than not it works.

    Just make sure you have a supply. (You're supposed to eat it by the way, not spread it thinly on external areas!) Failing that, vinegar is very effective, although the smell may not be agreeable. Best to get drunk first, and then get truly pickled!

    Also, remember that mosquitoes in the tropics, over 400ft above sea level do not carry malaria, so in essence, they're no worse than suffering midge bites in the highlands of Scotland - and a lot less annoying. Itch is bad - true, but again, just apply some vinegar and you'll be fine. You may not be very popular, but you'll have to weigh that up with the pros and cons wink

    1. mistyhorizon2003 profile image92
      mistyhorizon2003posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Love it, great ideas. Actually we don't have malaria here even though we are far from "in the tropics" (I wish), so these mozzies are simply annoying (if it is a mozzie and not a flea), but I do loooovvvveee marmite, so no worries with eating that just in case.

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    Denno66posted 7 years ago

    Breatheable Mosquito Pj's, such an ingenious idea! big_smile

    1. mistyhorizon2003 profile image92
      mistyhorizon2003posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Great idea I agree Denn066 big_smile

  46. LOT2DO profile image61
    LOT2DOposted 7 years ago

    Could it be that mosquitoes constantly keep doing research about human body?

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      Denno66posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      They're the next intelligence....lol

      1. mistyhorizon2003 profile image92
        mistyhorizon2003posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Heaven Help Us!!!

    2. mistyhorizon2003 profile image92
      mistyhorizon2003posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Interesting idea, makes you wonder. smile

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    Denno66posted 7 years ago

    It's time the Empire strikes back lol

    1. mistyhorizon2003 profile image92
      mistyhorizon2003posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Hmmmm, I hope not smile

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        Denno66posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Why? The rebellion is the Mosquito Cadre.  lol

        1. mistyhorizon2003 profile image92
          mistyhorizon2003posted 7 years ago in reply to this

          You really are one crazy dude aren't you ???

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            Denno66posted 7 years ago in reply to this

            I have been sitting home every day since I became unemployed over a month ago. big_smile

            1. mistyhorizon2003 profile image92
              mistyhorizon2003posted 7 years ago in reply to this

              Going "stir crazy" then I guess. My advice.... write more hubs, write more hubs, write more hubs......... that is how I survive as I can't work right now either smile

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                Denno66posted 7 years ago in reply to this

                Oh? Are you okay? As to the advice, I'm suffering a huge writer's block right now and I was going to continue my The Ten series but the reception has been dismal, so.....

                1. mistyhorizon2003 profile image92
                  mistyhorizon2003posted 7 years ago in reply to this

                  I am okay thanks, just signed off for long term depression, anxiety, stress etc. I get writer's block frequently too, but sometimes the "Ideas Bank" here on hubpages can help, or simply reading the newspaper, the Internet etc, looking for things that jump out to you as "interesting". It all depends on what you enjoy writing about. Do you have any hobbies you count yourself as pretty good at??? If so write about those so others might give them a try too. Write about "Writers block" if you have to, it may produce some interesting results. You could even write about your feelings after becoming unemployed, (might help someone else to read about your experiences, you never know).

                  Just a few ideas wink

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                    Denno66posted 7 years ago in reply to this

                    Thanks a bunch, but I think the real crux of the biscuit is that I just don't have the motivation to write at the moment. I have no idea how those that write for a living do it. Sorry to hear about what you're going through. sad

  48. profile image0
    Denno66posted 7 years ago

    Well, I'll bulldoze through this malaise. Just checking. If all's well, then all's well. big_smile

 
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