Wednesday, 20 August 2003

More numerous than tourists in Edinburgh

I know that Andrew Duffin will say that we can avoid midges by sailing offshore and that Colin Beveridge believes that the answer is to fly above the beasties, but some of us attract them no matter what. And so I must applaud another step forward in the never-ending battle against the tiresome critters:
Following recent news of a commercial machine which is said to successfully clear the blood-sucking insect from wide swathes of countryside, two Highland companies have now come up with a domestic midge trap.
The market for this invention is vast:
That there are plenty of midges to go round is hardly in doubt. In the west of Scotland, one hectare can contain 24 million midge larvae.
And to think that Scotland is supposed to be under populated.