Mayes Got Me – I Saw-Um A No-See-Um

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.

Buenagente and Inteliperra sitting with momma relaxing at Parque Monumento de la Caña

Buenagente and Inteliperra sitting with momma relaxing at Parque Monumento de la Caña

I enjoy this park because of the big trees, the view and I love the Monumento de la Caña (Sugar Cane Monument).

Monumento de la Caña / Sugar Cane Monument, Parque Monumento de la Caña, Villa Duarte, Santo Domingo Este

Monumento de la Caña / Sugar Cane Monument, Parque Monumento de la Caña, Villa Duarte, Santo Domingo Este

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.

Too late.

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.

My leg after a no-see-um attack

My leg after a no-see-um attack

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.

Day 2 after a no-see-um, midge, black gnat - bit me.

Day 2 after a no-see-um, midge, black gnat – bit me.

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

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