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.
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.
Good luck, and I know how you feel!
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