Viva: Don't Let the Bugs Bite; Lisa Salmon on How to Avoid Holiday Pests ...and What to Do If They Strike

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Viva: Don't Let the Bugs Bite; Lisa Salmon on How to Avoid Holiday Pests ...and What to Do If They Strike


Byline: Lisa Salmon

WE all love it when the sun comes out in summer,but what we don't love are the insects the sunshine brings with it. Flies buzzing around are bad enough,but what is more irritating are the insects that bite and sting.

Parts of Snowdonia claim to be suffering their worst plague of midges and mosquitoes for 25 years.

But in Britain few insects carry serious diseases and the worst you will get in, say,Capel Curig are nasty, unattract ice midge bites.

However abroad mosquitoes can give you malaria,especially in Africa, Asia and South America.

And that's not all.There's a whole host of nasty things you can catch from being bitten abroad,including yellow fever from mosquitoes in Venezuela, relapsing fever from bed bugs in Mexico,and Lyme disease from ticks in the USA.

That's not to say we're completely safe over here -home-grown ticks can carry Lyme disease, which can cause a rash,flu-like symptoms,arthritis and neurological problems. And mosquitoes found in Britain can transmit West Nile virus, whichcan cause potentially deadly encephalitis in the brain. Fortunately,because there are few mosquitoes in Britain, the risk is low.

The best way to avoid getting bitten is through insect repellents,but most people don't bother with those unless they're going abroad. However,if you're staying at home, the reare still things you can do.

Firstly, wear long- sleeved clothing and keep as much of your body covered as possible,and keep windows and doors closed to keep insects out.That's not so easy to do in hot weather,but what is a little more feasible is not wearing strong perfumes,as they can attract insects, as can bright colours.

Also,avoid going near places where there might be more insects, such as beside flowers, trees andbushes,and try to stay indoors at dawn and dusk.

A top tip for avoiding stings is not to make any sudden movements if there is a wasp or bee around.Instead, move out of the way slowly,as trying to wave them away can excite them and make them more aggressive.

If you do get stung by a bee or wasp,it will usually just cause pain, redness and irritation. But people allergic to the stings go into anaphylactic shock or angioneurotic oedema.

Anaphylaxis causes rapid heartbeat, difficulty in breathing,and a feeling of panic. There is circulatory collapse and it is crucial to get medical help within minutes or inject adrenaline immediately.

Most people are aware of their response and are advised to carry adrenaline for injection in case they are stung. …

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