I've just come back from a weekend over towards Newton Stewart area, and was humbled by the tiny beast, they were absolutely horrendous!! But then you can't expect anything less i suppose, what made it worse was that there was no breeze at all.
Up round Straiton way at the moment thought the dog was going to takeoff last night that many flies on him,midges are out on mass as well,oh and those horrible 8 legged blood sucking beasts been flicking them of me and the dog like no tomorrow.
Seeing quite a few does about but no bucks as yet still beats being at work
Know Straiton is in South Ayrshire just had brain slippage
I was up last week and as said the midges were a real pain the skags were out in force as well evil little blighters. I was told by a lady to take anti histermines and vit b complex tablets it did not stop them biting the hell out of me but it stopped the itching and swelling caused by previous bites.
Must admit i've found the midges to be beter than usual last wee while with all this dry weather, but no doubt now with the rain will be back with avenegance making up for lost time. Always expect (and be prepared)for them to be bad and then u might get a pleasant surprise once in a blue moon
The cleg's on the other hand are the worst i've ever seen, f****** b********* c****** things!!! Been eaten alive recently. I see in the paper some poor fella died after a severe allergic reaction to a clegg bite down in devon? somewhere