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Midges in Scotland

Discussion in 'UK' started by Chilmark, Mar 15, 2019.

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    We are off to Scotland in July and wonder if anyone has tips for keeping the midges out the van, been told they can get through Mozi nets etc thanks in advance


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    Tape up the small air vents in the roof bellows, they will deffo get in there if they are about the place. Yes they will get through normal anti-insect mesh as they're very tiny.

    Other than that not so much you can do except try to park in the breeziest spot. It's very hit/miss, you may find them a problem but quite possibly not. And it's usually just in early morning and around dusk.

    Have a lovely trip.
     
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    Plugs straight into the B Pillar Inverter Socket.

    Works in Scandinavia which has a similar problem in the summer months.
    I don’t bother with midge netting, just leave this plugged in all the time.
     
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    What you need is some 'skin so soft' from avon if I remember right. It's one of the few things midges don't like. I know from experience.
     
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    Won’t keep them out of the van though. Easiest way to keep them out of the van is to leave it in England! ;)

    It’s worth putting up with the midges to visit Scotland though, just wear midge masks.
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    I can confirm that these plugs work very well in Scotland.
     
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