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Old 06 June 2018, 06:02   #1
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Off to the western isles shortly and I am wondering what the massives latest advice is on mossies. Worst time of year I know.
What actually works, as I tend to get bitten severely and often!
I am taking my mossie hood.
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Old 06 June 2018, 06:09   #2
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Everyone seems to have their own preferred product and belief system... if you believe in your product it will work!

Been going to Scotland for over 30yrs and some years... but not in recent times... they have been terrible.

We take Jungle Formula extra strength, Skin so Soft, after bite cooling spray and head nets.

We have also learned their behaviour and avoid as far as possible... but if you are camping or doing beach BBQs it's hard.
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No camping or beach BBQ's. Shan't be doing anything like that.
Just a few boat tripps offshore (surely moosie free?) but will be doing walking around (Lewis and Harris). This is the area I am worried about.
I thought Skin so Soft doesn't work??? as a repellant but is ok for after sun skin cooling. Is that right?
This Jungle Soft? Where can I get it?
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Brian, Iíve not spent much time that far out but itís usually so windy they will be ok! Offshore will be fine.
Skin so soft, if applied thickly works to help stop them biting but doesnít repel them (basically they struggle to bite through the oily layer).

In terms of repellent (and the cloud of things can be just as annoying as the biting) then smidge is definitely the market leader. Youíll be able to buy it in almost any petrol station.
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>>>Skin so soft, if applied thickly works to help stop them biting but doesn’t repel them (basically they struggle to bite through the oily layer).


Yep it is no assistance until they actually land when for us it seems to stop them biting as Poly says... or perhaps the struggle to keep a footing on the oil.

We started to use it for Mrs F as she's sensitive to strong chemical sprays and then all the family gained a degree of benefit. It does need re-applying every couple of hours though.

Poly is right re wind as they are supposed to only fly around 2mph... so a brisk walking pace will lose a particular crowd of them... until you run into the next lot waiting ahead.
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smidge spray & a net but they dont seem to be around over seawater & when it rains/windy others may know better i just cover right up little sods get to me too
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The buggers'll come get you even out at sea!

Don't buy any concoction. Go to Boots the chemist and buy either Autan or their own brand (similar colour packaging) insect repellant. It comes in bottles, cream stick or pump spray. I prefer the pump spray. Spray it on your palms then apply it to where ever is exposed.

It works and doesn't feel bad or smell bad and it's non-greasy. Result!
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Has anyone got any thoughts on "Incognito" spray, or on "Lifesystems" zapper, a sort of electrical thinga me bob that puts a minor current through the vicinity of where you were bitten.

Thanks for all the useful info so far. Off to buy a TRUCKLOAD of stuff tomorrow and see what works.
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Has anyone got any thoughts on "Incognito" spray, or on "Lifesystems" zapper, a sort of electrical thinga me bob that puts a minor current through the vicinity of where you were bitten.

Thanks for all the useful info so far. Off to buy a TRUCKLOAD of stuff tomorrow and see what works.
Used the zapper Brian they work for bites but it's treating not preventing
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