Pesky bugs

» Posted on Aug 9, 2005 in Blog | 3 comments

I’m not counting or anything but we have 44 days until fall. Okay, maybe I did count but I’m so tired of hot, sticky weather. Where’s the crisp fall air when you need it. What do you like about summer? I do like being out of school, sleeping late or staying up late (I sound like a teenager!). I do like the flowers that bloom and the extra daylight. But I hate the mosquitoes that love to feast on me. Yesterday I went outside for a moment and I got three bites. I didn’t realize mosquitoes had a way to relay the fact I was outside but they must. I can picture one of the little bugs with a trumpet in its small mouth, announcing to the rest of the mosquitoes that Margaret Daley is outside and come and get her. Does anyone have a remedy for the itching bites? Short of staying inside, I don’t know what to do about the mosquito problem. Hey, that doesn’t even work. Somehow they get inside and find me!

3 Comments

  1. Margaret, before you go outside, mix some water with sss (skin so soft) on you and they wouldn’t bite,
    janice

  2. Thanks, Janice. I’ll try that. I’m desperate. I like to go outside. It’s even hard to work outside in the yard.
    Margaret

  3. As an avid gardener I’ve found a secret to repeling bites. :0) Those pesky biters, chiggers, mosquitoes and even ticks are offended by garlic. Sounds weird but true. I take a odorless, tastless garlic tablet (I use Kwai but other cheaper brands work.) You take the tablet about 20 min. before going out and approx. every 4 hours afterward. Will they still bite? Sometimes but the sting is not there and the whelp disappears shortly. (If I know I’m going to be mowing or in peak times of the pest I will spray Deep Woods Off around ankles too as added precaution)
    If you’ve not done the above and you get a bite that swells and itches use some “Boil Ease” on a bandaid and the bite will be comforted almost immediately because it has a medicine that numbs as well as draws)
    Oh, and Lavendar oil (edible kind you find at healthfood stores) diluted in a small spray bottle is good to spray your face. Old fashioned remedy that refreshes as well as repels. Jan

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