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Fund-raising update

Smidge is proud to be able to pledge £2.5k to charity following great sales in June; we are donating 5p to charity for each bottle of Smidge sold during June, which is being split between ‘St. Columba’s Hospice Care’ in Edinburgh and ‘Breast Cancer Now’, who do amazing work funding research, as well as vital …

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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 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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End of Season 2021

The midge season is just about over for another year! We are still receiving reports of a small number of midges in areas of the Highlands and Islands but with the weather taking a wintery turn and the summer holiday season being over, it’s time for the Midge Forecast to close for the season and …

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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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Midge Season Update – May 2020

The 2020 midge season is well under way and the midge forecast is live! We are receiving lots of reports of midges being out in high numbers across the whole of Scotland. This, combined with the weather conditions, leads us to believe we are likely 1 or 2 weeks into the first-generation peak! Which means …

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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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