losdemas Posted December 19, 2020 Share Posted December 19, 2020 6 hours ago, Betty LaRue said: Michael and wim...too exciting for my blood. And I’m allergic to flea bites. I’m sure those were sand fleas, which are way more vicious than your typical dog flea. Sand fleas love me. Their beady little eyes light up when they see me like mine do when I see strawberry shortcake. Go by various names in various places - and they are probably various insects (midges in Scotland are one well known example in these islands), but the worst experience I ever had was 'sand fleas' on the island of Utila in Honduras. They came out every evening at dusk and tore into you just as you were trying to have a peaceful beer by the waterfront. No repellent was in the least effective, they would drink anything! The solution which DID work was any kind of viscous body oil - they just couldn't penetrate or stuck to it! You didn't look very pretty after an hour, but you had no bites! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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