The house needed painting two years ago and now I'm finaly getting around to it. This year the bugs are extra bad here in Maine cause of a fungus that is killing bats. One bat can eat a rather large pile of bugs. Anyway, I tried everything to get rid of the cloud of midges following me around as I tried to work in the yard. I tried citronella candles, Burt's Bees bug begone stuff, Off, you name it and I think I tried it. Finally after talking to a woman in Vermont about the wonders of vinegar, I tried that rubbed into my skin and wonder of wonders was able to work outside without losing my cool for about 5 hours. That is until the long horned beetles showed up today as I was putting the finishing touches on the deck railing. Blood curdling screams could be heard the next block over. These bugs like me. They really , really like me. I found one under my shirt , thank God not in my pants. And another one in my hair. Did I mention that they are really, really big bugs? As far as bugs go and totally creepy to find crawling in your clothing.......................................And vinegar does not seem to work on them. In fact , I think that they like it.