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Little Black bugs

Posted: Wed Jun 27 2018 21:22
by Carlperkins
What are the little beatle like bugs that are everywhere
Tried repellent but it doesn’t bother them

Re: Little Black bugs

Posted: Wed Jun 27 2018 21:33
by DaveyJ88
It’s horse flys that are doing my nut in atm, must of got bitten like 5 times the other day.

Re: Little Black bugs

Posted: Wed Jun 27 2018 21:35
by Carlperkins
They are a b*****d of a bite too.
Hate them

Re: Little Black bugs

Posted: Wed Jun 27 2018 23:04
by John Milford
These horrible little feckers? The only thing in this world I hate more than wasps!

Made the mistake of wearing a yellow T shirt when I took the dog for a walk the other day. They wouldn't leave me alone! Swatted two off my arm that arrived simultaneously at one stage - I was walking around like a whirling dervish with tourettes! :evil:

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Re: Little Black bugs

Posted: Thu Jun 28 2018 08:17
by DaveyJ88
Evil little things, couldn’t beleve how much of a nip they give. Any pics of the Beatles Carl?

Re: Little Black bugs

Posted: Thu Jun 28 2018 09:02
by Kev Berry
John Milford wrote:
These horrible little feckers? The only thing in this world I hate more than wasps!

Made the mistake of wearing a yellow T shirt when I took the dog for a walk the other day. They wouldn't leave me alone! Swatted two off my arm that arrived simultaneously at one stage - I was walking around like a whirling dervish with tourettes! :evil:

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I was walking around like a whirling dervish with tourettes!

PMSL imagining that :laughs:

Re: Little Black bugs

Posted: Thu Jun 28 2018 10:47
by John Milford
DaveyJ88 wrote:
Any pics of the Beatles Carl?
Allow me . . . . :clown:

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Re: Little Black bugs

Posted: Thu Jun 28 2018 18:52
by Bob Watson
John Milford wrote:
These horrible little feckers? The only thing in this world I hate more than wasps!

Made the mistake of wearing a yellow T shirt when I took the dog for a walk the other day. They wouldn't leave me alone! Swatted two off my arm that arrived simultaneously at one stage - I was walking around like a whirling dervish with tourettes! :evil:

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The site I'm on is plagued by the little f*****s. I've been bitten a couple of times with no bad reactions, some of the lads have had bumps the size of golf balls pop up after a bite.

I tried "avon skin so soft" today, I know it works to repel mozzies and I wasn't bothered by the horse flies after applying it, except for one on my belly, through my tee shirt while eating my bait!

Re: Little Black bugs

Posted: Thu Jun 28 2018 20:39
by Carlperkins
Got no pics
They are about 1mm in size and had jungle spray on my arms today and still got covered in the f*****s

Re: Little Black bugs

Posted: Thu Jun 28 2018 21:08
by Bob Watson
Carlperkins wrote:
Got no pics
They are about 1mm in size and had jungle spray on my arms today and still got covered in the f*****s
Small beetles, they're everywhere. I had to swap my yellow hi-viz for an orange one because I was covered in them!

Re: Little Black bugs

Posted: Thu Jun 28 2018 21:41
by Carlperkins
We have orange and they like them too 😂

Re: Little Black bugs

Posted: Thu Jun 28 2018 23:59
by John Milford
Sound like black flies? There was a plague of them last time I fished the Ebro. They punch ridiculously above their weight compared to something the size of a midge. I came back with 52 bites and legs like an elephant's.

I thought I'd get some kind of immunity to bites after that lot, but it's been the opposite. Mozzle bites now come up twice as big! 😠

Re: Little Black bugs

Posted: Fri Jun 29 2018 08:18
by DaveyJ88
John Milford wrote:
DaveyJ88 wrote:
Any pics of the Beatles Carl?
Allow me . . . . :clown:

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I was waiting for that 😂😂😂😂😂😂

Re: Little Black bugs

Posted: Fri Jun 29 2018 16:46
by Carlperkins
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Re: Little Black bugs

Posted: Fri Jun 29 2018 18:38
by RAB-HENDO
John Milford wrote:
These horrible little feckers? The only thing in this world I hate more than wasps!

Made the mistake of wearing a yellow T shirt when I took the dog for a walk the other day. They wouldn't leave me alone! Swatted two off my arm that arrived simultaneously at one stage - I was walking around like a whirling dervish with tourettes! :evil:

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We call they coots Clegs

Re: Little Black bugs

Posted: Fri Jun 29 2018 21:11
by John Milford
RAB-HENDO wrote:
John Milford wrote:
These horrible little feckers? The only thing in this world I hate more than wasps!

Made the mistake of wearing a yellow T shirt when I took the dog for a walk the other day. They wouldn't leave me alone! Swatted two off my arm that arrived simultaneously at one stage - I was walking around like a whirling dervish with tourettes! :evil:

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We call they coots Clegs
They call them Cleggs in Derbyshire too Rab :thumbs: (and the 'c' word!).

Re: Little Black bugs

Posted: Fri Jun 29 2018 22:17
by Bob Watson
Carlperkins wrote:
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Little black beetles, harmless but annoying, they like the yellow hi-viz more than the orange :wink:

Re: Little Black bugs

Posted: Fri Jun 29 2018 22:47
by Kev Berry
John Milford wrote:
Sound like black flies? There was a plague of them last time I fished the Ebro. They punch ridiculously above their weight compared to something the size of a midge. I came back with 52 bites and legs like an elephant's.

I thought I'd get some kind of immunity to bites after that lot, but it's been the opposite. Mozzle bites now come up twice as big! 😠
heres a tip for mozzie bites that hurt and itch like feck-----when you've stirred your tea hold the hot (as you can stand) teaspoon on the bump, the heat destroys the proteins that the mozzie has injected you with, stops the itching and they go away much quicker.

Re: Little Black bugs

Posted: Sat Jun 30 2018 07:57
by Carlperkins
Bob Watson wrote:
Carlperkins wrote:
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Little black beetles, harmless but annoying, they like the yellow hi-viz more than the orange :wink:
I remember the swines when wearing yellow on the building sites.
Would be covered in them

Re: Little Black bugs

Posted: Sat Jun 30 2018 10:01
by DaveyJ88
I think it’s a pollen beetle Carl.

Re: Little Black bugs

Posted: Sat Jun 30 2018 11:47
by Carlperkins
That looks about right.
Should be changed to pian in the a**e beetle

Re: Little Black bugs

Posted: Wed Jul 04 2018 09:55
by Jason Skilton

Re: Little Black bugs

Posted: Wed Jul 04 2018 10:20
by owen k
Carlperkins wrote:
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Clean your dungeon.That old blood splatter on the wall has a lot of DNA evidence.

Re: Little Black bugs

Posted: Wed Jul 04 2018 11:16
by Andrew Croft
Carlperkins wrote:
That looks about right.
Should be changed to pian in the a**e beetle
You got bit on the a**e ? :afraid:

Re: Little Black bugs

Posted: Thu Jul 05 2018 08:06
by John Milford
Double whammy when fishing yesterday! Got bitten on the shin by a Clegg and was covered in pollen beetles!

I've decided I don't mind pollen beetles. Give me a hundred of those to one Clegg any day!

Re: Little Black bugs

Posted: Thu Jul 05 2018 11:05
by fishandy
known as thunder flies in my part of the world I have recently been in cuba and my mrs was so badly bit by mossies that I had to take her to medical center they gave her piriton and this really reduced the swelling and itch tried some myself did not stop bites but the bites did not itch or swell up stops your body producing histamine

Re: Little Black bugs

Posted: Thu Jul 05 2018 12:26
by Jason Skilton
fishandy wrote:
known as thunder flies in my part of the world ...
Thunder flies are a different species "Thrips"

Re: Little Black bugs

Posted: Fri Jul 06 2018 15:12
by Brian Springthorpe
Carlperkins wrote:
What are the little beatle like bugs that are everywhere
Tried repellent but it doesn’t bother them

Change your pants more than once a week, problem solved