A Conversation for How to Deal with Mosquitoes
R Started conversation Jul 14, 2001
You didn't mention that squashing a mosquitoe can result in blood stains on nice clean wallpaper/window panes.
I've heard that you shouldn't squish a mosquito that is feeding on you. If you let it drink its fill then it also sucks up some of the anticoagulant that makes their bites itch.
Captain Kebab Posted Jul 14, 2001
Not all of it. I'm always getting bitten. Sometimes I don't squish them. It still itches. Like mad. I hate them. I can't stand them. I really, really loath them. I don't care aboout the wallpaper, I don't care about the window panes, I don't care about the karma - kill them all!!
Did I mention that I hate them?
R Posted Jul 16, 2001
Do we belong to the same species? They bite me all the time (especially on my feet where it rubs against my shoes) and it NEVER itches.
Captain Kebab Posted Jul 16, 2001
Aargh - that just makes it worse. I know people who never seem to get bitten, but now I find somebody who gets bitten and it doesn't itch - I'm itching just typing this! I only have to go into the back garden at dusk to call the cat in, and I'll get bitten (not by the cat). And it always itches.
I rub anti-histamine creams in - it helps for 5 minutes. I dab witch hazel on - it helps for 5 minutes. I take a 24-hour anti-histamine capsule - it helps a bit - but it still itches. I'm really not fond of mosquitos.
I must have accidentally got your lifetime supply of histamine. You can have it back anytime, I don't mind, really, it's no bother.
And Introducing... A Leg Posted May 26, 2002
You must make a yearly sport of the evil little monsters. Remember -- karma does not apply to destroying things that are both evil and worthless. (In my version of it anyway). Keep a record each year of the number of bites you receive against the number you kill. I have won for the last six years. And remember this, if you believe in Karma -- mosquitos don't. If you spare it, it show no gratitude.
Captain Kebab Posted May 27, 2002
I couldn't agree more. I found a new solution last summer - it's a thing called a Zanza Click, which is a little pocket piezo-electric zapper thingy which you use to give yourself tiny electric shocks on the bite. If that doesn't make sense do a Google search - you'll find a better explanation.
This doesn't hurt and is supposed to reduce the itching (it actually seems to work for me ). It is my ambition to actually catch a mozzie 'on the job', as it were, and electrocute the little bugger!
anti-hero Posted Dec 30, 2002
If you drink a lot of sugars, the mosquitoes are more attracted to you!
Captain Kebab Posted Jan 5, 2003
Captain Kebab Posted Jan 5, 2003
Oh incidentally anti-hero - if you go to your personal space and click 'Edit page' and write something there then other researchers will be able to leave you messages, and you'll get a little welcome note from me or another ACE. It doesn't matter what you write - 'Hello' will do. You can always change it later.
If you want to know any more click on my name and leave a message on my space - or just post here if you like.
Researcher 228996 Posted May 30, 2003
I avoid mozzie bites by staying close to my wife. They love to nibble on her and thus leave me alone. Australian mozzies can be huge. We don't identify them by their noise. We just look for their landing lights :->
LadyChatterly Posted Jun 2, 2003
I too am like a magnet for flying things but I have a similar problem with fleas...if there's one in the vicinity..say within a 100 metre radius...they're on me. They seem to be able to pick me out in a crowd and they really DO itch!
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- 1: R (Jul 14, 2001)
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- 3: R (Jul 16, 2001)
- 4: Captain Kebab (Jul 16, 2001)
- 5: And Introducing... A Leg (May 26, 2002)
- 6: Captain Kebab (May 27, 2002)
- 7: anti-hero (Dec 30, 2002)
- 8: Captain Kebab (Jan 5, 2003)
- 9: Captain Kebab (Jan 5, 2003)
- 10: Researcher 228996 (May 30, 2003)
- 11: LadyChatterly (Jun 2, 2003)