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.
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.
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.
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).
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!!!
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.
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???
God, I so wish I could have, you have no idea, monster lads, late teens early twenties, and the older one (Neal) especially incredibly cruel and nasty, (ripped me off bigtime after his Dad, my husband died). The younger one, (Andy), not so bad and had good points apart from being done for arson, a pathalogical liar, always pumping his Dad, (my late Husband) for cash etc etc.
All in a hub of mine about my Husband's death from Cancer, but hey, this is a humorous forum topic, so no need to drag it down to miserable level, back to my itchy butt now please
Just had a genius "lightbulb" moment. I am going to invent pyjamas made of the same stuff mosquito netting is made of. I reckon it will make me a fortune. I could start a whole range of products such as knickers, T'shirts, underpants etc. What do you think?
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
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!
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!!!
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!!
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!
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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!!
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.
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).
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
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.
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).
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.