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Tiny Orange Biting Bugs Near Pool

tiny orange bugs on white pole

While watching my son in the pool, these tiny orange biting bugs were all over my white tank top and then I noticed they were all over the white poles around the pool! When I looked on my skin for what was biting me, I couldn't see them, that's how tiny they are! I looked up the "no see ums" and the thrips, and it doesn't look anything like them, they are much smaller, almost microscopic! How can I get rid of them? Please help me.

By Libby

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By Robyn [346]06/25/2011

They have a name but it is hard to pronounce, Ceratopogonidae and they are a pest that is in large numbers because of all the wet weather. They are some small but they bite and we feel it! http://www.accuweather.com/blogs/ne ... 4/april-showers-bring-tiny-bitin.asp
I am going to try the new Cutter Eucalyptus Repellent. Here is their link for more products they have.
http://www.cutterinsectrepellents.com/
Skin so Soft from Avon may repel them too, I guess you put it on your skin when you go outside.

Here is an article discussing which vitamins and other ways to repel no seems. Also to note that B6 sometimes causes reactions of behavior in special needs kids, just a note from my experience, but B12 is great. Also sugar in the blood attracts mosquitoes, sad but true, if you are going outside, don't make yourself sweeter then you have to be around bugs.
http://www.earthclinic.com/CURES/insect_bite.html

Good luck, and I know how you feel!
Robyn

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