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Flora & Fauna Especially for the botanists and twitchers.

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I'm coming out to PP in mid-October (14th), and wondered what the mosquito situation will be like then?

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Hello,

I'm coming out to PP in mid-October (14th), and wondered what the mosquito situation will be like then?

Thanks,

Greta
They're biting like b...ers at the moment
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They're biting like b...ers at the moment
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I was bitten last night!
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Hello,

I'm coming out to PP in mid-October (14th), and wondered what the mosquito situation will be like then?

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Greta
Both got a few bites last week when we were out, but saw lots of people with lots of bites too
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Not sure if the mosquitoes have been more prevalent this year or I've become tastier!
The bites also seem different to other mosquito bites I've had. They are almost like blisters and itch sooooooo much I thought I was going to be driven mad the other night. Antihistamine, hydrocortisone cream, After Bite, Vicks Vapour Rub (which usually works a treat) and vinegar have been applied at various times....and one night all them put together

As I write I've got a very itchy one on my leg which I'm trying to ignore GRRRR

Maybe the very hot summer this year has increased the numbers?
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Hi to you all,

thanks for letting me know!

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We think the mosquitoes are smaller this year and silent! Also immune to being killed by usual sprays. Nothing works this year I agree!
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Just spent a few days in the Amazon jungle. I now know what Mossies are really like. Two layers of clothing (in very humid conditions) and they still bit through. Think I now permanently smell of deet.

I certainly won't have to give blood for a few months - the mossies have taken it all.
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Thanks, Carol and Bircho - it sounds as if the mozzies have developed superpowers...

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In the 41 years we have been coming to PP I had never been bitten until this year , the mozzies have now decided they love me back out on Saturday for two weeks hopefully they have gone off me again!
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Fingers crossed, PP76!

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The answer is that the Tiger Mosquito has now spread north into Spain and has reached Mallorca. Look it up on line here -

The Tiger Mosquito on the Costa del Sol, Spain
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Mo has a double bite on her arm that now (after a couple of days) looks like q pomegranate.
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Neosayomol is very good.
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In the 41 years we have been coming to PP I had never been bitten until this year , the mozzies have now decided they love me back out on Saturday for two weeks hopefully they have gone off me again!
I know someone who had the same thing happen, they blamed it on developing Type 2 Diabetes changing the way they smell to the little B's!!

We bring Anthisan Bite cream, its good if you get them treated soon enough.
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