Tag: mosquitoes

New Product Launch – Moskito Guard

The team behind Smidge are excited to announce the launch of our new mosquito repellent – Moskito Guard! Moskito Guard is great for sensitive skin coming in a fragrance, alcohol and DEET-free moisturising lotion that provides up to 8 hours waterproof protection against mosquitoes, including the species that transmit malaria, Zika, Dengue and Yellow fever. …

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Midge Season Update – July 2022

Midge Update Our good friend, the Scottish midge has been out and about in significant numbers over the past few weeks, evidenced by some of our trade customers calling up in a panic needing more Smidge.   In a “normal” season, we would expect the first generational midge peak during the first week of June, often with …

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Midge Season 2022 and New Smidge Animation!

Firstly, welcome to our brand new website! We hope this update makes Smidge more informative, the midge forecast clearer and the shop easier to navigate. We will be continuing to update it going forward. 2022 Midge Season In other news… the 2022 midge season is upon us! We’ve not just heard reports of midges appearing …

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Midge Forecast 2021

It’s official, the midges are back! With that news, we have now launched the Midge Forecast for the 2021 season. We are starting to hear reports of midges coming out in decent numbers around the country. We would normally expect the first big bump in numbers around 3-4 weeks from now, around the beginning to …

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2021 Midge Season Update

With the 2021 midge season fast approaching and lockdown easing around Scotland and the rest of the UK, we thought we’d put out a short blog on what you might expect from the early midge season. The first real emergence of midges is (as always) expected in May, with a first generation peak in June. …

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Predator Traps for Managing Midge Populations

The dreaded midges are starting to emerge, with the first large peak anticipated in early June. We’ve had reports from around Scotland already and have come across them ourselves. Whilst repellents like Smidge® are the best personal protection for when you’re out and about, it is possible to reduce the numbers of midges on a …

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The season ahead…

The COVID-19 outbreak is going to have a serious impact on tourism, but it certainly won’t stop the dreaded midge from appearing! The 2020 midge season is fast approaching. We would expect to see the first batch of midges around May peaking in June. However, we have had a very wet and stormy couple of …

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COVID-19 Update

We wanted to give our customers an update on what’s happening at Smidge with the ongoing COVID-19 situation. Everyone at Smidge is working from home for the foreseeable future. As such, this is having an impact on shop orders. We are still open and accepting orders, however, there will be delays in getting these posted …

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End of Season Update 2019

You’ll be glad to know that it’s nearing the end of the midge season! Numbers are starting to decline around the country, with fewer and fewer reports coming into us of midge activity. This means that the Midge Forecast is soon to shut down for the season. It’s at this stage that females will start …

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The Smidge Tour of Scotland

Smidge will be on a road trip around Scotland from Monday next week (15th -19th July). If you are a small business (B&B, local shop etc.)  and would like to try Smidge for your customers for the first time, we do great starter packs with a mix & match, or products or for larger businesses …

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