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Time for a another new word post and this is one I got to experience all too well this summer. It’s Gallinipper, a noun to describe any of various insects that sting or bite, especially a large American mosquito.

And although this picture above does not represent a Gallinipper, this snake moved right in as well 😩, luckily on the outside and it gave me a good scare when I expectantly running across it a few times. I tried to get it to move on by throwing a few small pebbles in it’s direction and I finally think it did. Or it’s waiting for me to completely forget about it so the next scare is even bigger.

You wouldn’t believe how many times I have been bit or stung this year, especially being outdoors more and moving into the tiny abode. I literally had welts on my skin that are taking decades to heal, as I am allergic to most of these critters. And spider bites are the worst and I don’t even want to begin to visualize it. These bites are the deepest and take the longest to heal. They itch like crazy and have left a poisonous red ring around the bite. Scratch it and you distribute the poison. It’s almost too much not to touch it and it takes a great deal of discipline. Yikes. Thank goodness mosquito season is coming to an end and the tiny abode has been prepped with spider repellent essential oils such as peppermint which the absolutely hate.


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13 thoughts on “Gallinipper

  1. Our bodies are so over sensitized from all the chemicals we ingest from food, air, water, you name it. And intentionally or otherwise. We need a clean out by doing the organic thing but even then the negative loop is a long and difficult thing to break, and I will admit scary from the reactions I am currently getting. It makes you feel as if it is all taking off again but it is just the ‘reaction’ we have imprinted and it catches me off guard when I think the ‘waters’ are calm and a ‘storm’ inside lets rip. I’ll get there…but I even got the shock of my life in how far I’ve come when I reacted to a little plain bit of chocolate after so many months, my body really went off. I have a funny feeling that I an no longer a chocolate eater, I can’t handle whatever is in with it. Ah well, lets see, whats left that I can find to enjoy and corrupt me…or maybe I should just enjoy my freedom 😀 ❤️ 🙏🏽 🦋 😂 🤣

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    1. This is so true and one doesn’t even know anymore how to properly take care unless we start growing our own food, which only addresses a part of all the issues at hand. I feel the same and it’s always the times that catch me by surprise that cause me to struggle with the reaction even more so. I say let’s enjoy our freedom as best as we can 😉💙🙏🏼🦋

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  2. Oh, I know this too well about bites and sting from myself, dear Rhapsody.
    While I lived in Spain, a friend told me to buy Blastoestimulina at the pharmacy, as I got an allergic reaction to some medication, which results in blisters in the skin and many of them. It is also used to heal the skin after burning. Don’t use it on an open wound, but as soon as it is covered a bit, place it in a skinny layer twice a day. It is really good to heal the skin very fast. I hope, this might be able to help you too.
    Much love to you, dear friend ❤

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    1. Wow that is great to know Irene and I will definitely make a note of it and give it a try. Luckily things as far as the bites have gotten better, in part because I am not that mobile and it’s getting late in the season. Time for these bloodsuckers to go away. Thank you so much for sharing this with me.
      Much love to you and hope you are ok. Hugs 💙💙💙

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      1. I hope, this will help you too, dear friend.
        When we get stings and bites, it is scratching and difficult not to scratch back. When I remember to use this twice daily, my wounds are healing very fast.
        Much love to you too ❤

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      2. That sounds wonderful and exactly what I need since my bites always take forever to heal and itchy for days and days. One mosquito got in tonight and luckily after the fourth attempt and spraying repelling essential oils on me, I have found victory and seized him. Awe hopefully restful sleep will follow.
        Big love to you 💙

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  3. Psorophora ciliata is a species of big mosquito that is native to the United States east of the continental divide. It is also known as the “giant mosquito.” It is one of thirteen species of the genus that may be found in the United States’ continental territory.

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