Midges in Living Room :(

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  • Wavey 14 Jul 2013 01:52:07 373 posts
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    Ugh I hate them!

    I stupidly forgot to close the window this evening and left my light on, and i've just noticed I have midges everywhere, but mostly where my lamp is and on my tv. Is there anyway to get rid of them? Are they dangerous? I've read I can make a trap with vinegar and washing up liquid so going to grab some tomorrow, but ugh I feel creeped out and horrid! Little buggers!
  • neilka 14 Jul 2013 01:57:13 15,861 posts
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    We call them little people these days you racist.

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  • B0rked_Gamer 14 Jul 2013 02:10:19 2,575 posts
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    There's a mosquito buzzing around the room. It keeps trying to land on my face.
  • Stickman 14 Jul 2013 02:11:07 29,666 posts
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    Are they dangerous? The term 'no flies on me' harks back to the days when TB was rife and was said by people who were clear of the disease which is solely passed on by midges (flies were referred to as bluebottles back then).

    As long as you've had your TB booster within the last two years you're fine, but probably still best to not get bitten too much if you can help it.

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  • Wavey 14 Jul 2013 02:14:10 373 posts
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    Midges / Gnats whatever there called there doing my head in! I hope the vinegear solution helps tomorrow.
  • B0rked_Gamer 14 Jul 2013 02:27:01 2,575 posts
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    try punching them out of the air
  • jonsaan 14 Jul 2013 07:16:43 25,342 posts
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    Stickman wrote:
    Are they dangerous? The term 'no flies on me' harks back to the days when TB was rife and was said by people who were clear of the disease which is solely passed on by midges (flies were referred to as bluebottles back then).

    As long as you've had your TB booster within the last two years you're fine, but probably still best to not get bitten too much if you can help it.
    Say what?
    Where does th OP live?
    Have I gone back in time a few hundred years?

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  • Tryhard 14 Jul 2013 07:46:00 3,918 posts
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    They only have a 20-30 day lifespan give em a break.They need to sex it up.
  • Ashleyfiddes 14 Jul 2013 07:52:46 980 posts
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    My solution involves our feline friends honestly get a cat they torture a few of them then eat the rest and you have a bug free house
  • elstoof 14 Jul 2013 07:55:47 7,031 posts
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    You don't already have washing up liquid and vinegar at home, and need to make a special trip to find such exotic items?
  • Trafford 14 Jul 2013 08:14:21 5,739 posts
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    Have you emptied your bins recently?
  • Deckard1 14 Jul 2013 08:25:45 27,770 posts
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    I read that as minges initially. Disappointing.

    Hush you ponce

  • localnotail 14 Jul 2013 10:01:31 23,093 posts
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    Fly paper. The rolls are good but tricksy, can often end up covering your life with stickiness. Homebase do some good little sheets that you stick to the window and peel off when they are strewn with corpses.

    Otherwise: hoover.

    Edited by localnotail at 10:48:59 14-07-2013

    A strange game. The only winning move is not to play.

  • Trafford 14 Jul 2013 10:11:37 5,739 posts
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    Lighter + Aerosol
  • localnotail 14 Jul 2013 10:25:45 23,093 posts
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    @Trafford Always fun indoors.

    A strange game. The only winning move is not to play.

  • Deleted user 14 July 2013 10:28:52
    We used to be the same. I bought one of these, http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Bug-Ant-Mosquito-Spider-Pest-Ultrasonic-Repeller-Repellent-UK-Plug-in-/281133458353?pt=UK_Home_Garden_Garden_Plants_Weed_Pest_Control_CV&hash=item4174dc23b1 and now never see any bugs in the front room.
  • skuzzbag 14 Jul 2013 10:35:43 5,638 posts
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    B0rked_Gamer wrote:
    try punching them out of the air
    Take it from me he needs a Miyagi. Last time midges were bothering me a Miyagi is what solved it.
  • jonsaan 14 Jul 2013 11:07:56 25,342 posts
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    @localnotail

    Our kitten once launched herself at some freshly hung flypaper. Very uncool and resulted in a visit to the vet. Absolute cat screaming chaos :)

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  • neilka 14 Jul 2013 11:13:57 15,861 posts
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    Nipples wrote:
    We used to be the same. I bought one of these, http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Bug-Ant-Mosquito-Spider-Pest-Ultrasonic-Repeller-Repellent-UK-Plug-in-/281133458353?pt=UK_Home_Garden_Garden_Plants_Weed_Pest_Control_CV&hash=item4174dc23b1 and now never see any bugs in the front room.
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  • localnotail 14 Jul 2013 11:15:33 23,093 posts
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    @jonsaan It's crazy stuff. We had a roll hung above the catfood once. It fell down and landed on the tail of our most nervous cat. She ran screaming out the door and round the garden 3 times trying to escape it, then launched into a tree and got wedged in a forked branch, poor thing.

    A strange game. The only winning move is not to play.

  • magicpanda 14 Jul 2013 11:28:10 13,346 posts
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    Perhaps they will leave the living room at 6am after Gin, Juice and copulation.
  • Deleted user 14 July 2013 11:43:23
    Challenge the midges to a game of chess for their souls (as in the Seventh Seal).
  • Kostabi 14 Jul 2013 11:47:07 4,911 posts
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    Deckard1 wrote:
    I read that as minges initially. Disappointing.
    Glad it wasn't just me.

    Reminds me, I really need to get glasses sorted.
  • crashVoodoo 14 Jul 2013 11:48:52 3,882 posts
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    Fly spray + hoover ?
    Alternatively get one of the fly electrocuters.

    Any in the house, turn off the lights and TV and enjoy the indoor fireworks :-)

    Edited by crashVoodoo at 11:50:27 14-07-2013

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  • Moot_Point 14 Jul 2013 12:22:20 3,983 posts
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    Move out of the swamp then, numbnuts! :p

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  • Shikasama 14 Jul 2013 12:29:41 6,759 posts
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    You must live as one of them and breed with their women. Over time your differences will be forgotten.
  • Load_2.0 14 Jul 2013 13:42:25 19,156 posts
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    Midges are deadly.
  • Rusty_M 14 Jul 2013 13:48:13 4,656 posts
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    I'll just leave this here.

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  • RobAnybody 14 Jul 2013 14:04:11 890 posts
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    Midges? Bah! Be thankful you ain't got this in the corner of your ceiling:



    Edited by RobAnybody at 14:05:08 14-07-2013
  • jonsaan 14 Jul 2013 14:33:10 25,342 posts
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    Hmmmm. My usual squish it in a wad of toilet paper tactic may not work in that scenario.

    FCUTA!

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