1. any of numerous dipterous insects of the family Culicidae, the females of which suck the blood of animals and humans, some species transmitting certain diseases, as malaria and yellow fever.
THOSE blood-suckers are making my life MISERABLE. I think somewhere in their DNA says: "Find Kirsi. Suck the hell out of Kirsi." I have scars to prove their violence upon me. Why me?! Why do you have to bite me over and over?! Ain't my blood good enough for ONE BITE?!
I am just so upset because overnight I have four new mosquito bites on my feet alone (because apparently I stuck them out from beneath the blanket that I was using as my mosquito net). That brings the current tally of unbearable itchy bites to: 12. I am trying my best to NOT scratch those bites because last time I did that and that is how I got those horrible dark patches all over my legs...
In just one year of living in East Coast, my legs went from beautiful sun-kissed legs to ugly blotchy sticks of bitten flesh.
I tried to follow a friend's advice:
Advice on the mosquitoes.. Random. not to be done in order.
one, stop eating bananas, if you do...
two, if you don't wanna use bug spray, use Avon's Skin-So-Soft.. it helps.
Three.... mark an X on each mosquito bite with your nail and then rub rubbing alcohol on it with a cotton ball. It'll help the itch a bit.
four. all else fails, take a benadryl. and use bug spray. :)
...but my battles against the D.C. mosquitos are futile so I am in need of more home remedies to repeal mosqutios bites. (Garlic? Ginger roots? What what?)
Maybe I just need a good blood flush-out and get a different blood type...
Until then, I am putting a hex on the DC mosquitos!