tiny biting bugs

by blazian @, San Diego, Thursday, March 21, 2019, 09:52 (206 days ago)

Last month we stayed in Barra, great for the kids by the way and easy cheap fishing. There was a couple days that I was getting bitten/stung by these tiny, size of a grain of black sand or smaller bugs. I could barely see them unless i looked closely. Our local guy told us they were called que quens? dont know spelling. I got bitten 40 plus times in 30 minutes waiting for food one afternoon. Does anyone know if they are mosquitos or biting flys? Are the they equivalent to "no see ums' stateside?

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tiny biting bugs

by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Thursday, March 21, 2019, 10:01 (206 days ago) @ blazian

We call them jejenes. You call them no-seeums

tiny biting bugs

by blazian @, San Diego, Thursday, March 21, 2019, 10:18 (206 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

Thanks Rob! they were driving me crazy for a while.

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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Thursday, March 21, 2019, 10:48 (206 days ago) @ blazian

I’ve always used Autan to keep them away. Most convenience stores and farmacias carry it.

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by blazian @, San Diego, Thursday, March 21, 2019, 11:20 (206 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

Thanks again for the Autan tip. My son is pretty allergic to mosquitos and we have been looking for a good spray.

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by islandgirl @, Cowichan Valley, Thursday, March 21, 2019, 21:17 (206 days ago) @ blazian

My son, too! Big swollen welts from mosquitoes. Not sure what will happen if something bigger gets him. In the end, we had to go to the farmacia and get some antihistamine allergy tablets. That helped a lot.

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Relief from bites

by nadador @, Oregon, Friday, March 22, 2019, 15:31 (205 days ago) @ blazian
edited by nadador, Friday, March 22, 2019, 17:07

I too have an abnormally severe reaction to mosquito bites, and the "no-seeums" in barra really got me one year. I had been using various repellents with little relief, they seem to just skip over the rest of my family & head straingy to me. But I think that it was my body's reaction to the bites that was more pronounced than the quantity of bites. Hydrocortisone did almost nothing for me & the itching bumps would linger.
I finally asked my dermatologist about why I have such a severe reaction (sometimes fluid filled blisters) and she explained that, in relation to my seasonal allergies I have an stronger histamine reaction than average and ordered a prescription corticosteroid (Clobetasol) it is kind of a heavy hitter, but even very sparingly, it saved my last trip! It would stop the reaction right away & back to vacation mode!

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Relief from bites

by Talley Ho @, Playa la Ropa, Friday, March 22, 2019, 15:40 (205 days ago) @ nadador

Try a therapik. Cheaper and much better for you than steroids. I also had horrible reactions to mosquitos and other biting insects. It stops the reaction.

tiny biting bugs

by cd69 @, Winnipeg,MB,Canada, Friday, March 22, 2019, 19:47 (205 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

This year I saw a few people at my hotel using a product they bought at Mega that is an anti mosquito spray in a small bottle and it is all natural and people were happy with the results. It smell good and it is sold at the pharmacy there. It appears to work on all biting bugs.

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by midalake @, Thursday, March 21, 2019, 18:06 (206 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

Chiggers???

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by mexicoman @, Zihuatanejo, Friday, March 22, 2019, 08:29 (206 days ago) @ midalake

We prefer to say Chigroes.

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by sams300zx, Thursday, March 21, 2019, 11:03 (206 days ago) @ blazian

So have they stared any work on the pier lately
B-)

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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Thursday, March 21, 2019, 11:24 (206 days ago) @ sams300zx

So have they stared any work on the pier lately
B-)

Not yet.

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by midalake @, Thursday, March 21, 2019, 18:05 (206 days ago) @ blazian

Last month we stayed in Barra, great for the kids by the way and easy cheap fishing. There was a couple days that I was getting bitten/stung by these tiny, size of a grain of black sand or smaller bugs. I could barely see them unless i looked closely. Our local guy told us they were called que quens? dont know spelling. I got bitten 40 plus times in 30 minutes waiting for food one afternoon. Does anyone know if they are mosquitos or biting flys? Are the they equivalent to "no see ums' stateside?

NONE of those in Ixtapa...…...;-)

D

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tiny biting bugs

by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Thursday, March 21, 2019, 18:40 (206 days ago) @ midalake

Last month we stayed in Barra, great for the kids by the way and easy cheap fishing. There was a couple days that I was getting bitten/stung by these tiny, size of a grain of black sand or smaller bugs. I could barely see them unless i looked closely. Our local guy told us they were called que quens? dont know spelling. I got bitten 40 plus times in 30 minutes waiting for food one afternoon. Does anyone know if they are mosquitos or biting flys? Are the they equivalent to "no see ums' stateside?


NONE of those in Ixtapa...…...;-)

D

Must be that plastic sand... :snicker:

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Therapik

by Talley Ho @, Playa la Ropa, Thursday, March 21, 2019, 19:32 (206 days ago) @ blazian

https://therapik.com/


OK, I have nothing to do with this company, nor do I sell this product.

I read about this product and owed a big gift to a friend so bought them two for their home in Maine. While I was at it I bought two for us.

OMG!!!!!!! It works. Mosquitoes, no see ums, wasps, ants, that's all we have used them for so far. Fabulous.

The couple we gifted them to left today and brought theirs with them and don't travel without them. He's a pilot and goes everywhere with it.

We very very rarely endorse a product, but this one is great. Do shop for them, the prices vary widely. When I bought our 4, eBay had the best price.

Therapik

by blazian @, San Diego, Friday, March 22, 2019, 12:49 (205 days ago) @ Talley Ho

Thanks for the tip! Just ordered a couple from Amazon, will try them out and let you guys know!

easy cheap fishing

by Timole, Friday, March 22, 2019, 07:13 (206 days ago) @ blazian

Tell me about the easy, cheap fishing. Thanks

easy cheap fishing

by blazian @, San Diego, Friday, March 22, 2019, 08:56 (205 days ago) @ Timole

The boat captains in Barra are about half the cost of the ones in Zihuatanejo. about 100 dollars for 4 hours, depending on the boat. 4 hrs is fine for inshore fishing, its gets so hot that I am usually done early. They have basic trolling gear, which we caught a bunch of skipjack and bonitos. I brought my travel spinning rig which was fun casting in to the rocks, caught numerous species, Tigre was one of them. tastes good! If you want to go after sailfish, you may want to charter out of Zihuatanejo, bigger more comfortable boats like a cabin cruiser for $250 plus. We fished the rocks by the cliffs, Los Morros islas and of course the beaches.

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tiny biting bugs

by Helene @, Zih, Friday, March 22, 2019, 10:56 (205 days ago) @ blazian

Also try Avon skin so soft.

tiny biting bugs

by JPinFL, Friday, March 22, 2019, 19:02 (205 days ago) @ blazian

Although I'm pretty sure that the true meds must do the best job against the results of these tiny buggers (pun intended) on one of my many trips into Mexico starting back years ago I was caught by them while out without protection or cure and was attacked by a swarm of them. I was in a lot of pain, and scratching like mad, when a local Mexican man told me to go to the nearest bathroom and put some soap on the problem area. It worked like a charm and I have used this method several more times since then with the same results. Just keep it in mind as a back up.

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by islandgirl @, Cowichan Valley, Friday, March 22, 2019, 21:55 (205 days ago) @ JPinFL

For the itching we mostly use underarm deodorant, the stick kind. Works well.
And Skin So Soft, the original scent only, works well, but you'll smell like a cheap tart!!