Deer Flys

woodmoose

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Staff member
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don't have so many deer flies down here,,,,but it's definitely yellow fly season,,,,

rough ones,,,even a good swat don't always kill,,,they swarm the head,,,,and for sure don't open your yap or you'll be spitting a fly!!
 

TH7

Six Pointer

Posting this for the DIY trap, It works you can find videos of people doing it on YouTube. Tuff critters at least they are not as fast as house flys and you can whack them. If they get me good I swell up and wear it a good while.
 

Soilman

Old Mossy Horns
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Find a spider web, and stand underneath it.;)

Things I've learned about deer flies from my job.:
They like shady areas near water sources
They are attracted to movement. Stand still and you will notice their activity dissipates...but won't disappear.
They LOVE the side mirrows of a moving vehicle.
You can try deet and permethrin, but in my experiece deet doesnt' last long in our humid climate, and permethrin is too slow to do you any good.
I've actually been run out of areas near big streams due to hoards of these devils imps.
 

Eric Revo

Old Mossy Horns
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those black plastic planters coated with stp motor oil treatment works great when hung up in the shade near where you are going to be. I've seen black balloons used as well.
 

Rubline

Ten Pointer
don't have so many deer flies down here,,,,but it's definitely yellow fly season,,,,

rough ones,,,even a good swat don't always kill,,,they swarm the head,,,,and for sure don't open your yap or you'll be spitting a fly!!
I've always heard that if you cut a hole in the seat of your pants it will keep them away from your head.
 

bwfarms

Ten Pointer
The flies on the doe are not deer flies but I have a solution y'all can help with.

Flies are bad here. Even my fly control is not as effective this year as in past but I bought traps to help. You baiters and trailcammers can put Starbar Captivator in the area to help.

1 HOUR
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24 HOURS
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48 HOURS
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Rubline

Ten Pointer
The flies on the doe are not deer flies but I have a solution y'all can help with.

Flies are bad here. Even my fly control is not as effective this year as in past but I bought traps to help. You baiters and trailcammers can put Starbar Captivator in the area to help.

1 HOUR
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24 HOURS
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48 HOURS
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Where can I find this product?
We're spending alot on fly spray for our horses, looks like this would help.
 

woodmoose

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Staff member
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The flies on the doe are not deer flies but I have a solution y'all can help with.

Flies are bad here. Even my fly control is not as effective this year as in past but I bought traps to help. You baiters and trailcammers can put Starbar Captivator in the area to help.

1 HOUR
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got that type (or similar) at three locations on my place,,,,yes house/manure/whatever they are really called flies are especially bad this year - dang tortoise house is a daily fight
 

lewis9378449

Four Pointer
I gave up on trying to fight them.

I went to the camping section at Walmart and bought about 6 of those nets that fit over your head. They probably call them mosquito nets but I'm not sure. i believe they were something like like $2 each. Anyway, I keep them in my truck and just slip one on when they start acting a fool. Just don't forget to pull it up over your mouth when you spit if you are a dipper :).
 

bwfarms

Ten Pointer
Here is a roughly 63 Hour update. I just added 2 more traps in the area in a big triangle so this trap may not get as much activity in the next 24 hours but we will see.

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Edited 36 to be 63 hours.
 
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Downeast

Twelve Pointer
Those flies in the jars look like black or house flies? Yeller/deer flies are attracted to dark objects such as black mirrors on vehicles and black planter pots. . I wear light colored clothing and it seems to help. Oops, I think this comment may be racist. :rolleyes:
 

bwfarms

Ten Pointer
Those flies in the jars look like black or house flies? Yeller/deer flies are attracted to dark objects such as black mirrors on vehicles and black planter pots. . I wear light colored clothing and it seems to help. Oops, I think this comment may be racist. :rolleyes:
They are a mix of flies mostly what is called face flies and screw worm flies. I have seen a deer fly in the mix, knock on wood have seen very few so far this year.
 
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