That wasn't very bright

gandle(4 NE)August 10, 2014

Oh, he has been in the garden for about an hour, armload of sweet corn and more cukes. He forgot to put on bug repellant and now he is getting sick from all the hundreds of buffalo gnat bites or stings. Usually the puffiness only lasts overnight but it feels like your face is on fire. And I mean that exactly.

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gmatx zone 6

Gee, that's horrible! I don't think I have ever heard of buffalo gnats before. Well, you know how good (not) men are about remembering to put on a lot of things, bug repellant included. But we all still love him - and especially you for not bopping him over the head for forgetting the spray.

    Bookmark   August 10, 2014 at 5:39PM
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mawheel

Is there some cream--or even a very cold washrag applied periodically--that could give relief from something like that? Hope there is, and that it will help.

He probably couldn't even enjoy the corn or cucumbers!

    Bookmark   August 10, 2014 at 5:57PM
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anneliese_32(6)

Make that two dummies. We have not had any mosquitos for a long time. Friday evening I went out just to bring in the hummingbird feeders, otherwise the racoons take them down. Yep, out for about 5 minutes and I am still itching today.

    Bookmark   August 10, 2014 at 6:48PM
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west_gardener

I saw a documentary in how the buffalo gnats or black flies were
so pervasive that they threatened a buffalo herd in one state, the state came in and bulldozed the trail and diverted the buffalo.
I know George is strong, and
I don't want to be an alarmist, but I would see a doctor. asp.

    Bookmark   August 10, 2014 at 7:39PM
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Janis_G(z7GA)

Leone would Benadryl help?
So sorry this has happened to George.
I hope he feels better soon.

I was just having a chuckle, (not about what has happened to George) , but about what I would do to Neil. I would put the bug spray on a stand next to the door with a BIG poster saying.
"DID YOU FORGET SOMETHING? It would have a BIG arrow pointing to the can of bug spray.
He would then most likely get a roll of duct tape and with great
fanfare, tape it to his chest.

    Bookmark   August 11, 2014 at 10:57AM
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