- Horse Flies
- Cohorts of other unwelcome buzzing creatures. Some benign like the Ivory Band Hoverfly upto Hornets that are a little more dangerous
- Possible Fleas
This unruly combination has led us to try and fight back
Then our problems begun. To post this package to Switzerland it was a staggering 30 GBP and then we would have to deal with Swiss customs
Just unacceptable, so we have had to cancel the one device that might best help us, on the grounds it just had no decent chance of arriving (Oh and don't forget you can't get parcels delivered unless your name is on the PostBox and ours is not yet formally)
Friends might be curious as why we are here at all. A number of reasons not the least of which is an EXIT, ask anybody in the UK, many people are planning to be elsewhere in the next few months. But I digress
We have had to fall back on the following manual old-skool technology to get us thru this current situation. It is
I'm required to be in the nearby woods several times per day. After activity I come back and have a shower. Any bugs will hopefully be washed away.
Any bites are immediately covered in Tesco Deep Freeze Gel. It numbs the pain for at least 45 minutes by which time I try to forget about the latest bite.
Right now I have over 10 and possibly upto 20 bites on my sensitive body. How I can be so susceptible I just cannot imagine.
Before sleeping this anti Mosquito liquid repellent is switched on. This has reduced to zero the mosquito invasion that was the scourge of every night.
All windows and doors are kept closed whenever possible. Necessary openings as above have a chain-mail hanging so that horse flies are discouraged from entering
And finally any flying biting thing that enters the house is shown no clemency. It is immediately the target of an early dispatch to fly heaven.
It's been an interesting time of late because whilst Switzerland may be beautiful, at least in rural areas biting flies and mosquitoes, especially in these globally warmed times, are really becoming a problem for humans.