‘Tis the season to get bitten

It’s that time of year again when all the creepy blood-sucking insects come out to play, and as usual I seem to be some kind of bite magnet. The first attack was on Saturday night. I felt a weird itching sensation and looked down to find some evil flying thing sitting on my hand. I could actually see it sticking it’s sucky thing into me. Eeew! Then yesterday I got home from the football to find a big red lump on my foot. The insects had struck again! It’s right at the end of my foot, just where the toes join on, which makes wearing shoes a lot of fun. Finally, at work today, I discovered a third bite. On the back of my knee. It’s been annoying me since 2 o’clock this afternoon.
What is it with insects always going for me? Have I got extra tasty blood or something?? I’m not even sure what the worst part of being bitten is – the annoying itchiness it causes or the fact that some dirty, disgusting bug that could have been anywhere was on me, sucking out my blood. Urgh!

If anyone has any tips on how to stop insects from munching on you without resorting to one of those incredibly smelly insect repellent creams then please send them this way! Tips to stop the bites I’ve already got from itching would be much appreciated as well…

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2 thoughts on “‘Tis the season to get bitten

  1. It has been a while since I left Minnesota, but I seem to remember about dark clothes, garlic, and yeast.

    Some colors attract more bugs than other colors. Also eating some garlic and/or yeast was thought to help.

    Eating a big meal before going out also changes things. Eating a big meal makes you warmer, which makes you a better target than anything else within biting range of you.

  2. If being warmer than my surroundings makes me a better target I guess I’m screwed. The second the sun comes out I automatically get hotter than everyone else!

    Eat more garlic. Yum, suits me. Not too sure I want to try the yeast though 😉

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