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    Ok so after a week of living with a swarm of midgets in the glen i have to ask is there any bloody thing that gets rid of the buggers. All i can complain about is the midgets they are the only thing that wrecks my head on the groud, so small but so bloody annoying has anybody got any ideas on any repellents that actually work because any ive used before seem to attract them even more

  • #2
    100%DEET is the only thing I have seen to work on that particular strain of midge
    Lifes a bitch, so be her pimp!

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    • #3
      That's what happens when you reduce the height limit in the DF

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Bravo20 View Post
        That's what happens when you reduce the height limit in the DF
        Too true but is it PC to attempt to repel them?
        Without supplies no army is brave.

        —Frederick the Great,

        Instructions to his Generals, 1747

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        • #5
          100% Deet (try not to get it on the uniform!) & a midget net

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          • #6
            100% Deet definitely does not work and they seem to get through the mozzy net, if anything the 100% Deet attracts the buggers

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            • #7
              Folks,

              I would suggest a baseball bat for the midgets, as for the MIDGES then use a Mozzy net

              NB: No offense was intended in this post, if you are offended by it please see me behind the bicycle sheds...

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              • #8
                Even when I sleep with a midge net on my head I still seem to get woken up around dawn with them biting away. Mainly at the wrists but some always seem to get through to the face and head. Alsolute c**ts! Anyone ever tried a full body net in a bivvy? Does this exist? (as opposed to a mosquito net with the larger mesh).

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                • #9
                  Mozzie net worked fine for me last week.
                  Wear gloves.


                  Catch-22 says they have a right to do anything we can't stop them from doing.

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                  • #10
                    any advice on hobbits ?
                    "take a look to the sky right before you die, its the last time you will"

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                    • #11
                      Apparently this stuff works a treat.

                      http://heritage.scotsman.com/ingenui...?id=1819182005
                      Prior preparation prevents piss poor performance.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by greyfox View Post
                        any advice on hobbits ?
                        Cream buns laced with arsenic, they fall for it every time

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                        • #13
                          Remember a tactics course for NCOs & officers in the Glen in 2000, that were literally in lumbs when they came in off the ground.

                          Remember they are attracted to the sweaty areas, eg wrists, neck, around ears, the band on your beret etc
                          Last edited by DeV; 13 July 2007, 11:58.

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                          • #14
                            I find cigarette smoke works a treat .....mozzie nets great stuff and keep every inch of exposed flesh covered gloves rolled down shirt sleeves.

                            I reckon the midges in the Glen have become immune to all the comercial bug sprays given the amount of DF personel they feed off annually...a super breed of midges bred especailly to eat soldiers!
                            Covid 19 is not over ....it's still very real..Hand Hygiene, Social Distancing and Masks.. keep safe

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                            • #15
                              I find its the Particular Stranahealy Midges (Midgii Stranahealius) bred in the Knickeen River that are Impervious to Deet, Smoke, nets and almosty anything else you try and fend them off with. They Seem also to be able to Crawl through most Mozzie Nets.

                              I have low anti-Histamine levels, so therefore attract and suffer more from insect bites, I use 1 a day Garlic Seven Seas Capsules for a week before, and then 100% Deet Roll on Repellent and they leave me alone pretty much. But You need your Cuffs, neck, ankles and Face Covered tightly to keep them out.
                              Friends Come and Go, but Enemies accumulate!!

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