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Message posted by fimmy joster27/3/2011 at 11:18pm
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hi      the missus and i are booked into a Caravan Club site in our campervan 1st week in August this year,the site is Bunree Caravan Club site at Onich,does anyone know what the midges are like at this time of the year?We were at Loch Long 2 years ago and we were tortured by the little blighters!Any advice or special lotions we could take would be much appreciated,beautiful country but the midges put us off!                      regards fimmy

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Message posted by trez32128/3/2011 at 8:59am
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hi up there last year,used the avon skin so soft didn,t stop me being bothered by the midges but didn,t get bit,infact used that much one evening fishing went for a shower and found i was water proof as well.my brother who goes deer stalking in the galloway forest tells me theres a small portable device called thermocell which works off a small butane gas cartridge as used in womans hair straightners that will keep the midges clear in a 15ft radius for about 70pound i believe.

Message posted by Jusy28/3/2011 at 9:51am
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Another vote for Avon So Soft.

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Message posted by ficklejade28/3/2011 at 6:31pm
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Bunree, being on the loch, may well have a breeze which will keep the little darlings at bay. ASSS works; you can also try bog myrtle which is available locally. The big freestanding citronella candles you spike in the ground usually protect up to 12 of us sitting around together combined with ASSS outside. It's worthwhile having citronella tea lights (in safe container) in the van for about an hour before bedtime, but keep an eye on them - the gel citronella sticks are much safer if you can find them (and if you do, please post on here!) - this tends to deter night-time bites.  VitB complex can help but you need to start well before your holiday and check that there's no reason you shouldn't take it.

If you have EHU, an oscillating fan inside the unit can help if you're going in and out, but make sure that it's facing the door. A friend uses this in his motorhome sometimes.

Finally, try some positive thinking - midgies provide a vast food source for our birds, some plants and spiders etc. which in turn support the food chain.


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Message posted by macquatic28/3/2011 at 7:43pm
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Eat garlic 3 days before you go and have some every day during your stay.
The midges hate it!

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Message posted by fimmy joster28/3/2011 at 9:06pm
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thanks  to all for the ideas,potions and remedies!think i,ll try them all ,especially the garlic!  cheers

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