How to beat midges this summer and every summer

Look up the website of Scottish Midge Forecast and Advanced Pest Solutions who can both tell you where the shifting populations of midges are in the UK.

Coloured red for beware are naturally enough the Scottish Highlands and Islands but also the Scottish Borders, Galloway, the Lake District, Snowdonia and many other places.

Midges can detect carbon dioxide in your breath 200 metres away! They are attracted to dark clothing and love boggy ground, undergrowth and gloomy still conditions at the start and end of the day.

So put your whites on and head for breezy sunlit hill sides and if you get bitten don’t get too upset as your body will release more carbon dioxide.

The best tested midge repellent and most used is Avon Skin So Soft lotion