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StCroix
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June 18, 2010 3:40 pm  

The no-seemus seem to be particularly plentiful this time of year on Stx. Worse than past years I think.

Couple of questions:

1. I really don't see them.
What are they! Link please.

2. Remedies?
I try to use OFF, but it doesn't seem to be very effective or last very long.

3. Ankle biters and foot fetish?
They seem to leave my head and arms alone (so I don't spray there), and only go for the ankles and calfs, -even when I have my legs up on the couch.


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June 18, 2010 7:07 pm  

Good Afternoon,

I am not sure if this will help or not. Years ago I was staying at a beach house where the no-see-ums were a particular problem and here is what I did to keep them away. First, I gathered up all the socks I could and put them on my feet ( I believe I had on 11 pairs or so.) Then I put on some long thermal underwear and long sleeved pants and shirt. Next I put on one of those cotton pullover hats that covers your face (you know the kind with just a whole for the eyes and mouth.) I then got some black plastic trash bags and wrapped them around my body and my girlfriend (at the time) wrapped me up like a mummy with that thick clear tape you get at the post office. Next I got inside a large wooden box that was just large enough for my to sit in and my girlfriend nailed the top of it closed with heavy duty nails. note; I drilled a small hole in the box and inserted a long plastic straw so that I would be able to breathe. This method worked well for me because when I emerged several hours later I had not been bitten once. The next time however I think I will bring along a flashlight and some reading matreial as it was quite boring inside the box. Oh and also if you try this make sure that the straw you use to breathe from is clean. I guess the one I used had some juice or something on it and the whole inside of the box was covered with sugar ants when my girlfriend (at the time) let me out. Hope this helps 🙂


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mnjj
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June 18, 2010 7:38 pm  

FILM . . . you made me laugh out loud!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thanks for that!

mnjj


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Edward
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Neil
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June 20, 2010 1:15 am  

Noseeums tend to go after feet where the skin is thinner and leave legs alone -so socks really help, as does having some bendryl cream handy to cut down on the post bit itching.


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Novanut
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June 21, 2010 11:59 am  

They're invisible. That's why they are called noseeums! If they weren't, they'd be called seeums! Get it? BTW I'm trying this experiment of downing a vitamin B1 daily. Works for a friend of mine so I'm trying it to see if I can retain more of my blood...


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artbyjoe
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June 30, 2010 9:19 pm  

i have a small business making my own mosquito repellents. also, i have a version for no see ums. i don't know if my formulation works as well there as it does here on the continent. if some is particularly afflicted, contact me, so that we can find out.


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