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How To Get Rid of Deer Flies!! This Really Works!

 
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Because of all the deer flies this year due to a very wet spring, I thought I would repost this again. I really hate deer flies. You might look like an idiot using this method, but it really works. Deer flies appear to be attracted to the color bright Royal blue. Get a plastic Solo drinking cup that is bright Royal Blue in color. Coat the outside of the cup with something called Tanglefoot. Make sure the Tanglefoot is clear in color, not the brown kind. Walk (or drive around your property on a 4 wheeler or lawn mower)with the cup attatched to a pole or antenna, and the flies will attract themselves to the cup and get stuck. Hundreds of them will come. Why? Nobody knows. The deer flies will be completely wiped out for around two weeks. Here is a link to the study.

[link to news.ufl.edu]

PS: Due to the above observations, don't wear clothing that is Royal blue or buy a car that is Royal blue or deer flies will be attracted to you by the hundreds!
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I'm attaching a pole to my lawn mower asap.
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Sorry, the link didn't work. Here is the correct link:
[link to news.ufl.edu]
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If this really works, I would definitely go as far as wearing the cup like a hat to get rid of them! Embarrassment is nothing compared to being eaten alive.
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I guess I'll worry about that if I happen to get a deer as a pet to keep on my balcony, here in L.A.

Thanks Op
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sorry whats a dear fly? is it like a horse flie? never heard of it
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Pretty interesting op. I wonder if coating the cup with honey would do the trick as well.
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bump For the people in the midwest & everyone else that have to deal with these biting bastards! Thank you OP!
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Do not use Honey! It is not the sweetness that attracts the flies, it is the color! You must use the clear Tanglefoot which you can buy at Agway or other Hardware stores like Ace. Remeber, it is the color Royal Blue that is attracting the fly.

A deer fly is a very serious biting insect that continually attacks you as you enter neer a wooded area or a pond or swamp. The bite is very painful. Horse flies are also attracted using this method as well. I use this method every year to rid my property of deer flies. It is the only thing that I have found that really works!

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Deer flies suck, thank god I live on the NW coast now where we are deer fly free. But if I ever move back to Minnesota I will keep this in mind.

I remember when I was a kid swimming in the lake and having to duck underwater all the time because of the deer flies and horseflies biting at your head. Horrible things.

I have also heard that catnip and catnip derivatives make powerful insect repellents. Might want to plant a lot of it and experiment with that, if you don't live someplace that has cougars or lynx or bobcats, they are also attracted to the catnip.
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sorry whats a dear fly? is it like a horse flie? never heard of it
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Like your biting black flies. Also known as yellow flies they leave pink spots on your skin and very pesty.
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Why would I need a blue cup and some glue for deer flies?

One of them lands on me I look at him with the eye of the tiger, wink at it, and the male ones spit and fly off.
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Why would I need a blue cup and some glue for deer flies?

One of them lands on me I look at him with the eye of the tiger, wink at it, and the male ones spit and fly off.
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The males are not after blood. The females are.
[link to en.wikipedia.org]
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Why would I need a blue cup and some glue for deer flies?

One of them lands on me I look at him with the eye of the tiger, wink at it, and the male ones spit and fly off.
 Quoting: Focus


The males are not after blood. The females are.
[link to en.wikipedia.org]
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Oh tell me that is not evidence of order and symbolism in the entire universe.
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sorry whats a dear fly? is it like a horse flie? never heard of it
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Yes big 3/4 the size and they bite real hard
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Not sure where all of you live but to decimate the flying insect population in you area put up "Purple Martin" houses and "Bat" boxes exactly to proper specifications, then sit back and enjoy the bug free air.
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please,DO learn to post a link to a jpg...
merci!
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please,DO learn to post a link to a jpg...
merci!
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[link to en.wikipedia.org]
Source:WIKIPEDIA

Deer flies (also known as yellow flies) are flies in the genus Chrysops of the family Tabanidae that can be pests to cattle, horses, and humans. A distinguishing characteristic of a deer fly is patterned gold or green eyes.[1]

Deer flies are a genus that belongs to the family commonly called horse-flies (Tabanidae). They are smaller than wasps, and they have coloured eyes and dark bands across their wings. While female deer flies feed on blood, males instead collect pollen. When feeding, females use knife-like mandibles and maxillae to make a cross-shaped incision and then lap up the blood. Their bite can be extremely painful, and allergic reaction from the saliva of the fly can result in further discomfort and health concerns. Pain and itch are the most common symptoms, but more significant allergic reactions can develop.[2]

They are often found in damp environments, such as wetlands or forests. They lay clusters of shiny black eggs on the leaves of small plants by water. The aquatic larvae feed on small insects and pupate in the mud at the edge of the water.[1][3] Adults are potential vectors of tularemia, anthrax and loa loa filariasis.
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no shit....

I had to drive over to dads a few days ago to mow his lawn...and those fuckers kept landing on my bald head and biting the shit out of me.

(big back yard next to the woods here in Indiana)

I will have to keep this in mind.

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Man I hate horseflies, in bootcamp they would come up and bite the shit out of me when we weren't allowed to move. Fuckers draw blood, I'd hear "you're bleeding" and I always wondered why I never saw them biting anyone else.
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PS: Due to the above observations, don't wear clothing that is Royal blue or buy a car that is Royal blue or deer flies will be attracted to you by the hundreds!
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PPS if we had deer flies over here, I'd be looking for somebody with a royal blue car after my gallon of tanglefoot came from the Internet, lol!

Thanks for the tip.
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Well id suggest possibly putting the deer meat in the fridge or even freezing it.
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PS: Due to the above observations, don't wear clothing that is Royal blue or buy a car that is Royal blue or deer flies will be attracted to you by the hundreds!
 Quoting: Crapologist


PPS if we had deer flies over here, I'd be looking for somebody with a royal blue car after my gallon of tanglefoot came from the Internet, lol!

Thanks for the tip.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1339696


All joking aside, my neighbor bought a Royal Blue Honda SUV. When I showed him what my Solo Blue cup did, he was completely amazed and then showed me his car. The entire car was covered with deer flies that kept landing on it. H told me that his the car was always like that during the summer. He actually got rid of the car so that he could change the color or it. He now trolls his area with a blue cup coated with clear tanglefoot just like me!
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Not sure where all of you live but to decimate the flying insect population in you area put up "Purple Martin" houses and "Bat" boxes exactly to proper specifications, then sit back and enjoy the bug free air.
 Quoting: dollop of tennessee 1300042


Lots of those here in the southeast and they do work.Never heard of bat boxes but good idea.
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Not sure where all of you live but to decimate the flying insect population in you area put up "Purple Martin" houses and "Bat" boxes exactly to proper specifications, then sit back and enjoy the bug free air.
 Quoting: dollop of tennessee 1300042


Lots of those here in the southeast and they do work.Never heard of bat boxes but good idea.
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Not only do the "Purple Martins" put a major hurt on the daytime flying insects, their aerobatic hunting chases are amazing and entertaining to watch.

The "Bats", of course, are the night patrol and will make a huge difference on your property as well. Very much worth the small expense and minor effort of placing the bat boxes (house). I put one up ten years ago and have been very pleased.

Correct installation and mounting of either species domiciles are absolutely critical to properly attract and maintain a population of Purple Martins or Bats.


For the Bats...

Installing Your Bat House
[link to batcon.org]

Bat Houses...
[link to www.batcatalog.com]

The Bat House Builder's Handbook e-Download (BHG-D)
[link to www.batcatalog.com]
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Do not use Honey! It is not the sweetness that attracts the flies, it is the color! You must use the clear Tanglefoot which you can buy at Agway or other Hardware stores like Ace. Remeber, it is the color Royal Blue that is attracting the fly.

A deer fly is a very serious biting insect that continually attacks you as you enter neer a wooded area or a pond or swamp. The bite is very painful. Horse flies are also attracted using this method as well. I use this method every year to rid my property of deer flies. It is the only thing that I have found that really works!

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No I wasn't asking that because of the sweetness, I thought it would be a good way to keep them stuck on the cup, and it's also something you always have around the house so it's more convenient than Tanglefoot.

Oh and Thanks BTW!
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We were cleaning out a fish aquarium. We put an 1/8" of vinegar in the bottom of it, then left it outside to soak a little bit. After an hour, there were half a dozen flies drowned in the vinegar.

A light bulb went on!

We leave shallow dishes of vinegar out on the patio now. Flies are attracted to it and then drown.

btw, this is in Texas. These are not deer flies. Don't know what our flies would think of a royal blue cup. Probably laugh at it.
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Not sure where all of you live but to decimate the flying insect population in you area put up "Purple Martin" houses and "Bat" boxes exactly to proper specifications, then sit back and enjoy the bug free air.
 Quoting: dollop of tennessee 1300042


Lots of those here in the southeast and they do work.Never heard of bat boxes but good idea.
 Quoting: Tyche



Not only do the "Purple Martins" put a major hurt on the daytime flying insects, their aerobatic hunting chases are amazing and entertaining to watch.

The "Bats", of course, are the night patrol and will make a huge difference on your property as well. Very much worth the small expense and minor effort of placing the bat boxes (house). I put one up ten years ago and have been very pleased.

Correct installation and mounting of either species domiciles are absolutely critical to properly attract and maintain a population of Purple Martins or Bats.


For the Bats...

Installing Your Bat House
[link to batcon.org]

Bat Houses...
[link to www.batcatalog.com]

The Bat House Builder's Handbook e-Download (BHG-D)
[link to www.batcatalog.com]
 Quoting: dollop of tennessee 1300042



What to Know about Ordering Bat Houses...

[link to www.batcatalog.com]
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This is great info OP, so cheap and easy. Thanks.
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They sound just like the horseflies we have here, it is a dangerous job to go out and cut the damn grass. But I got me a beekeepers jacket now I have no more problems, and the material is white so it is nice and cool in there :)
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Thanks OP, will try this. I really swell up when one of these bitches bites me. I'd much rather be stung by a bee.

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