16.7.14

Off With The Blood Suckers Heads...

The women's to be exact. Because leave it up to the woman to leave her mark. With the male mosquito, he'll come and go and you may never even know he is there. Sounds like a lot of men I used to know too. But that is neither here nor there. 

Today I want to discuss my absolute abhorrence for mosquitos. I long for summer and heat. It is my favorite and then...right about mid July, I begin to fear it. and the pesky winged creatures it brings. 

This year I had been doing ok. And I should note that my current hatred level is in direct proportion to the amount of itchy bites I now have on my poor feet. This means that my hate level is a bona fide 25 on a scale of 1-10. 




and I should also note that OFF did nothing. Nothing but perhaps but a beacon on my body screaming that my blood was up for grabs. And on top of that...it smells all kinds of funk. 

I am going to try and see if any essential oils will help to reduce any further bites and to hopefully alleviate some of the itch hell I am living with.

 Although...I am that person and I scratched till some of them bled. 

In other words, my feet look like they belong on an eight year old. I just can't wait till the scabs pop up. Gonna be overtly attractive on a woman in her mid thirties. I really try to abstain but scratching just feels so good. 

On Sunday alone I counted 22 bites. Just on my feet. My poor pinky toe alone has 4 bites. It is a pulpy red mess. I was trying on shoes for Italy yesterday and I could barely concentrate on the shoe for the ugly convergent of bites. 



I read about this spoon trick that was supposed to remove some of the sting and it did work for a while. You heat a spoon up and then place it directly on bite. I also boiled some green tea bags and put on spots. All worked for a little bit...

So basically this confession is to declare the opposite of my undying love for these blood sucking irritants. and to pretty much admit I have no will power to not scratch the ever lovin hell out of these bites. 

and also, thanks national geographic for showing the West Nile Virus on tv last night. Especially the part about how North Carolina cases are on the rise. It did much for my paranoia.


linking up with Kathy and Liz

13 comments:

  1. You probably got them out on my patio! I always get bit up on my feet out there! I had a citronella candle, buttttt it melted in the summer sun, leaving no wicks to light. Sorry friend!

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  2. I get such satisfaction from killing mosquitoes. I consider letting spiders that I find inside my house live just to kill the mosquitoes.

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  3. mosquitos are the worst. and this year, they're kicking it up a notch. i don't know if it's the extra rain or what but they are huge and mean and bite through layers of clothing soaked in bug spray. they ate me alive during my trail run even though i doused myself with bugspray and wore tons of clothing. mean bitches.

    -kathy
    Vodka and Soda

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  4. I am always getting bit by them. I use Cortaid, it comes in a roll-on formula nad it works great to keep me from itching. Hope they go away soon!

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  5. Hi Maddie,
    Use Skin so soft oil by AVON. Not only does it smell good it also keeps the mosquitoes far away.and you won't have to endure those nasty bites.
    and did I mention it's cheap too.
    Xo Mairssa

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  6. hahaha you know I was flipping out about west nile recently too...yiiiikes people like us shouldn't be allowed to watch nat geo, or log onto web md. My mom swears by Scope mouthwash for mosquitos. She puts it on a spray bottle and sprays everyone down with it. Everyone smells minty but it kind of works!

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  7. Mosquitoes are awful!!! It is terrible to wait for the nice weather and then the bugs!!
    Neosporin - not sure if I spelled it correctly - helps heal them and also helps with the itch.
    I hope you feel better soon.
    Blessings dear. Catherine

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  8. Oh man, mosquitoes are horrible. If I see one in the house I go on a rampage until I kill it. They can't just bite you once, and they also have to invite all of their friends over to bite you too. Little jerks.

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  9. I can't stand the mosquitoes. They love me, have always loved me. I've tried OFF in the past and is hasn't done anything. doTerra has an essential oil blem called TerraShield that's supposed to work really well for repelling insects. I have some and haven't tried it yet. I'd probably be a better rep if I actually tried the stuff I bought. :)

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