The midge is back - and this time it's serious.There is bad news for would-be Midgeater purchasers:
Scientists yesterday revealed that Scotland's natural nuisance is worse this summer than ever before.
They say it's not just the countryside that is being plagued by the flying pests. A midge found in urban areas, a close cousin of the notorious Highland species, has been breeding rapidly and huge squadrons have been targeting pubs and gardens in city centres.
Sadly, stocks of the device, which cost £1000 each, sold out within two weeks of it going on sale.And there is plenty for the wee beasties to eat, or, rather, drink:
A midge considers 1/10,000,000 of a litre of blood a good meal.I'll stick with beer.
(Update: If the midges don't get you, the seagulls will)