Anyone Have Deer (sheep) Flies And Greenheads

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by skeet, Jun 17, 2008.

  1. skeet

    skeet LawnSite Member
    Messages: 166

    We're now in the middle of fly season that last about 1 month. Flies swarm by the tens and seem to bite before they land. Slap and kill them 2-3 at a time. The closer to bodies of water the worse the are.
  2. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 21,653

    Yeah but wow they're not as bad here, one or two and sometimes a small swarm of 3 or 4 but that's about it...
    And you're right, funny how they come around only in June but what a nasty bite they got. :cry:

    The worst part is they look and feel almost like a regular house fly,
    until I got bit a few times I didn't even pay them no mind.
  3. Z-Man

    Z-Man LawnSite Member
    Messages: 64

    I have them bad, and they bite! Try wrapping a white towel around your neck, it helps a lot but not completely. Also, wear a hat to keep them off your head. ;)
  4. skeet

    skeet LawnSite Member
    Messages: 166

    Best thing I found to use is a (Bounce) clothes dryer sheet and place it under your hat and let it hang down the back of your neck. Forget the skin-so-soft
  5. mybowtie

    mybowtie LawnSite Senior Member
    from NY
    Messages: 683

    Damm I hate them things...The deer flies are worse around here. The horse flies u can almost use a 12 ga. there so big....*trucewhiteflag*...Did I mention I hate them things???????........:usflag:
  6. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,501

    greenheads hurt bigtime and love human beings near the water
  7. skeet

    skeet LawnSite Member
    Messages: 166

    Electronic handheld bug zappers (fly swatters) puts a hurt on them.
  8. Lawn-Sharks

    Lawn-Sharks LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 912

    I have one account that has horse flies all over the dang place! I think i need to start charging more to mow, them lil bastards hurt when they bite!:angry:

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