- Scotland and Midges
Do people build up a resistance to the midge?
I react terribly to blood sucking insects, swell up and itch like crazy, I’d love to spend more time in Scotland, Scandinavia, The Lakes etc. but it’s just not feasible.
Serious question, not trolling Scotland disclaimer…Posted 5 years agosangobeggerMember
Midges are man made in the Highlands. Just back from a weeks research at the Environmental Research Institute in Thurso (look it up it does actually exist) and they breed genetically enhanced, so soft resistant and deet loving species from a soup of tourist sweat and dried haggis droppings.
Designed to act as a deterrent to folk without red beards and an attachment to tartin. So successful in fact, that even the sassanachs that do come to live in the Highlands only stay for a year or two before decamping and running away.
Come on up if you think you are hard enough!!!Posted 5 years ago
Surely not that different to the rest of the UK but why is it such a problem?
Its the dampness, apparently they don’t like it when it’s too wet or too dry, but when there is a certain amount of wetness in the ground, it’s their ideal breeding conditions.. it’s why levels can be worse one week to the next. there is also a temperature range that they like best aswell, which I can’t remember.Posted 5 years agosweepyMember
Been here twenty years now and no love here for smidge or SSS.Posted 5 years ago
Most days there’s enough wind to keep em down if you pick your site, when you really need it a decent net or jacket is all that works. And a tent with a decent net for when you get the hump wearing them and need somewhere to regain a bit of sanity.rickmeisterSubscriber
Skin SO Soft drowns them…
Smidge, only way to survive sitting in the forest on a sunny day, marshalling at the World Cup in Fort William.
That or a midge machine if you have the space… can you hire these anywhere ?
Quick google and answered my own question… my mate has one in her garden and they do work and are very effectivePosted 5 years ago
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