What IS the specific plural; more than one? A flock, a swarm… a murder?
In my new digs, I have become lunch for one-or-more of these critters. (translation: I’m being eaten alive!) As it’s the warmest part of the house, I usually wear lighter (fewer?) clothes.
Five days ago, she (the females do the attacking – not unlike spiders) or they made quick work of my left arm (I’m left-handed-how’d they know this?) and thus began the itch fest. Since then I’ve purchased Off! Insect Repellent and Benadryl Gel. I now religiously apply both to the target areas. Of course, they then sought out
new territory fresh meat – like my armpit!
(If only they came in a handy 55 gallon drum in which to immerse myself!)
The Wisdom of the Internet tells me application of a base solution will aid in alleviation of the itching. I’ve been applying
hydrogen peroxide (lasted 10 minutes) household bleach (lasts much longer) to the four or five bite sites, with mediocre success. Which is better than no success. The Benadryl works better.
This morning they are itching much less, and less red. At least on the older bites. I still have the new ones with which to deal. Guess it’s a process.
I blame their presence on the T****
Town Lake Mosquito Pond.
Next, I suspect is the malaria or West Nile? Yellow Fever?
Knowing me, I’ll get whichever is worse!
(attn FTC: Get Bit! I paid full retail for the preparations named above!)