Bug Bait, Bug Chunk


A child’s feet in sandals on grass (picture by wyldanthem via Flickr Creative Commons license)

11 July 2023

In the event you attend a summer time outside wedding ceremony and so they provide bug repellent on the door, take the trace! The bugs can be dangerous and also you’ll want you’d used that bug spray.

At residence in western Pennsylvania I understand how our mosquitoes behave. A dab of bug repellent cream on every hotspot is sufficient to preserve them at bay, even in gown up garments at a marriage. We don’t have no-see-ums so I used to be completely unprepared for what occurred at nightfall on Cape Cod.

In gown up garments and sandals I loved the occasion and didn’t discover that I used to be bug bait till it was too late. I had by no means skilled biting gnats so after they flew round my head I simply shooed them away. Hah! They bit my scalp, my legs and arms, my neck. I didn’t really feel them biting me.

Biting gnat (image from Wikimedia Commons)

About an hour later the bites began itching. Aaarrg!

Proof of biting gnats, July 2023 (picture by Kate St. John)

Biting gnats? Lesson realized. Finally evening’s household picnic — with no bug repellent accessible — I wore mountaineering garments and my rain jacket with the hood over my head. Sure, I seemed odd however I used to be solely bitten as soon as — on my hand.

I can hardly anticipate the itching to cease.

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