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Message started by patang on May 12th, 2012 at 10:37am

Title: Mozzies
Post by patang on May 12th, 2012 at 10:37am
Why oh why do I get eaten alive by mozzies, while my Hubby sleeps peacefully on beside me,?

Title: Re: Mozzies
Post by Tarayoles on May 12th, 2012 at 5:10pm
seems a bit early for mozzies, could be mosca negra, but even so why do women get bitten more than men, maybe we taste nicer !! Try citonella candles in the room.

Title: Re: Mozzies
Post by Bigyin on May 12th, 2012 at 6:14pm
Don't know if they work for Mosca Negra but your brst bet for mossies is the plug in, small heaters with the tablets in.  Available in Supermercados.

Title: Re: Mozzies
Post by Bulldog on May 12th, 2012 at 7:16pm

patang wrote on May 12th, 2012 at 10:37am:
Why oh why do I get eaten alive by mozzies, while my Hubby sleeps peacefully on beside me,?

Don't know if this will help but we found that by drinking a glass of orange juice every day or eating citrus fruit seems to reduce the number of bites. We now seem to be getting quite a few mozzies here at the shack on the hill and one of our dogs tends to get bitten quite a lot even by house flies. What we find helps our dog tribe is spraying pure lemon juice all over them. It doesn't seem to be sticky or mark the furniture and it does seem to work.
While walking around the empire with the dog I was just saying to the dog well at least the lemon juice is helping against the mozzies when the dog stopped, looked up and growled, my eyes followed and there sat on the wall between the two shacks ( we call it the courtyard ) was the biggest mozzie that I have ever seen. it was approx 2ft tall a huge beak and talons, which just spread it massive wings and took off with the greatest of ease, with the same ease of movement we turned and ran like bats out of hell in the opposite direction could both have qualified for the olympics.
Your Hero Bulldog.    

Title: Re: Mozzies
Post by Tony on May 12th, 2012 at 8:49pm
I don't like to suggest this but it is mozzies and not bed bugs isn't it ?   It is known that bed bugs prefer the female body

Title: Re: Mozzies
Post by patang on May 12th, 2012 at 8:56pm
Thank you for all your replies, both helpful and humerous, definately mozzies, you can hear them buzzing at night, I dont know if the mosca negro buzzes, but I will try all your suggestions.
Cheers

Title: Re: Mozzies
Post by Tony on May 13th, 2012 at 10:59am
No its not mosca negra.  The bloody things don't make a noise they just alight on you and you don't know until they've taken a bite !!

Title: Re: Mozzies
Post by Tony on May 13th, 2012 at 11:00am
Just a thought - what about a mosquito net.  Lidl usually get some in about this time of year.

Title: Re: Mozzies
Post by Ritaratbag on May 13th, 2012 at 2:13pm
I have just started taking Brewers Yeast tablets to see if they will keep the Mozzies away from me this year.
Fingers crossed they might work!

Title: Re: Mozzies
Post by Tony on May 13th, 2012 at 2:40pm
Just don't end up smelling like a brewery Rita as you might find that it keeps your friends away as well !!

Title: Re: Mozzies
Post by Smidge on May 13th, 2012 at 3:42pm
A net works very well especially if you do not like to fumigate the room with spray chemicals or smoke before you go to bed every night.

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