I Saw-Um A No-See-Um – Mayes Got Me
I was just sitting in the Parque Monumento de la Caña in the morning relaxing with the dogs after walk-about enjoying the view and the shade under the big trees.
I enjoy this park because of the big trees, the view and I love the Monumento de la Caña (Sugar Cane Monument).
The no-see-um bit-um me!
Buenagente, Inteliperra and I were just sitting and relaxing when I looked down and saw it! I saw-um a no-see-um! It was in mid-bite-um. So I smacked-em.
That vicious little winged creature already had its way with me. My blood splattered from its smashed body and sprayed onto my leg. Such a little tiny body filled with so much of my vital fluids. I just said, “oh jeez oh man-um”. Then, of course, I had to laugh out loud to myself because I made a funny.
But there it was 1 little bite already turning red. A stinking rotten no-see-up bite-um! In the flesh. The tiny entry hole a dark red. The surrounding skin a lighter red bump. I knew the days and days of itch would be happening soon. I just kept jeez-oh-manning myself as the dogs looked at me dumbfounded.
2 days after my bite-um it is still red and boy does it itch (ignore my hairy legs..lol). I probably have at least 3 or 4 days more of the constant obnoxious itch. I put some bay rum on and it helps. I also put a little tea tree oil on the bite.
So take care and watch-out-um for the nasty no-see-ums before it is too late!
What is a no-see-um you might be asking yourself? These vicious ferocious bugs have many different names. In Dominican Spanish: Mayes (may-gee’s) (found near the sea) and Gegenes (found in the hills). They are also known as Punkies, Midges, Black Gnats, and Black Sandflies. In Spanish: Moscas de Arena, Chaquistíes, Zancudos Negros. More info about these suckers of blood Creatures of Dominican Republic – No-See-Um