That's really awful! Isn't there any kind of bug spray, or something, that can save your hide from the darn things?
I've tried Citronella (works poorly) and now have a small bottle of Repel, 99 cents from Target back when. It's sometimes plain ineffective against really aggressive mosquitoes. I hike solo, so can't really reach parts of my back and shoulders. I used to presume my pack would cover me, there, but then there's rest stops and drink breaks, where I take off my pack and then am beset by hundreds of the pests. I've been headed for the Northern Rockies where the virus hadn't reached then. No good, now.
For those who ask and don't know, lightweight polyester underwear they can bite through. DEET on that ruins the fabric over time. Cotton T-shirts, too. Netting gets hot on warm days. Too many miserable hikes that I can leave thusly forever.