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Buffalo Gnats/Black Flies #6881017
05/24/20 10:36 AM
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I worked in Iowa 4 years ago, and these annoying things were everywhere. Now they are in our area, and I have developed an alergic reaction to the bites. Do any of you have issues with the bites from these lil buggers?


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Re: Buffalo Gnats/Black Flies [Re: hrdtoflw] #6881023
05/24/20 10:43 AM
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Yea, last year was our first year to have them. A guy whose family had raised buffalo stopped by here and told me what they was. They are not my favorite pets or pests either. This hot high humidity today makes me feel bad without extra aggravation.

Re: Buffalo Gnats/Black Flies [Re: hrdtoflw] #6881031
05/24/20 10:53 AM
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This was about 12 hrs after the bite. My top eyelid swelled first, the when I woke up yesterday, my eye was swelled shut. It looks like I took a beating from my wife.


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Re: Buffalo Gnats/Black Flies [Re: hrdtoflw] #6881033
05/24/20 10:56 AM
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We had a guy come to church and his eye was completely swelled shut from it. I don't swell that bad but a knat, tick or mosquito bites lasts for weeks. Wasn't that way 20 yrs ago.

Re: Buffalo Gnats/Black Flies [Re: hrdtoflw] #6881059
05/24/20 11:24 AM
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Same with me. Over the years, no bug bites bothered me, other than a bit of itching. Now it is a different story. I am ordering some spray, called Bug Soother, which is what worked best for us, while working in Iowa.


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Re: Buffalo Gnats/Black Flies [Re: hrdtoflw] #6881063
05/24/20 11:27 AM
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Black flies are a curse for many but the guys who fish for trout in the north and northeast pay dearly for the trout dinner. Don't ask me how I know.

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Re: Buffalo Gnats/Black Flies [Re: hrdtoflw] #6881081
05/24/20 11:47 AM
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Iíve read post before on here about black flies and have decided you that have them should keep them. lol They sound like terrible pest!!!


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Re: Buffalo Gnats/Black Flies [Re: hrdtoflw] #6881102
05/24/20 12:22 PM
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They are thick at our deer camp in west central Illinois during the summer. The best repellant that the locals told us about smells a lot like vanilla. The name escapes me but it works great on those buffalo gnats.


Re: Buffalo Gnats/Black Flies [Re: hrdtoflw] #6881118
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Michagander, I think you have it backwards. It's the Illinois residents that go to Michigan for the summer.


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Re: Buffalo Gnats/Black Flies [Re: hrdtoflw] #6881172
05/24/20 02:48 PM
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They end being like a chigger bite for me. I seen a lady at the ER a few years ago that had gotten bit quite a few time on her thigh. Leg was a angry red and really swelled up. They sell buggins here that doesn't do to bad but what I like better is absorbine jr Plus has to be the plus version regular wont work.
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Re: Buffalo Gnats/Black Flies [Re: Pawnee] #6881224
05/24/20 04:25 PM
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Originally Posted by Pawnee
Iíve read post before on here about black flies and have decided you that have them should keep them. lol They sound like terrible pest!!!


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Re: Buffalo Gnats/Black Flies [Re: Cedar Hacker] #6881261
05/24/20 05:32 PM
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Use Avon skin so soft best repellent I have found the buffalo knat

Re: Buffalo Gnats/Black Flies [Re: hrdtoflw] #6881290
05/24/20 06:16 PM
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They seem to breed in running water. Where I used to live there was a problem on the golf course along the crick. The city manager ended up getting a chemical to put in the crick upstream that would kill the critters before/when they hatched on rocks in the crick. Didn't take much but did the job.


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Re: Buffalo Gnats/Black Flies [Re: hrdtoflw] #6881302
05/24/20 06:29 PM
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I saw on a special the other day about eagles where black fly bites caused two fledgling eagles to jump out of their nest before they knew how to fly. Must be pretty nasty.


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Re: Buffalo Gnats/Black Flies [Re: hrdtoflw] #6881337
05/24/20 07:17 PM
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Well, after two days of Prednisone, the swelling is going down, but the itching is about to drive me crazy. These flies are a pain in the eye! Lol


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Re: Buffalo Gnats/Black Flies [Re: hrdtoflw] #6881377
05/24/20 08:26 PM
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I live in the blackfly capital of the world.
You get immune to them after a while.

Re: Buffalo Gnats/Black Flies [Re: hrdtoflw] #6881414
05/24/20 08:47 PM
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Yep. You build up immunity to their bites, just as for mosquitos. At least most people do. The swelling and itching is due to an allergic reaction.

We have our share of black flies in Alaska.

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Re: Buffalo Gnats/Black Flies [Re: hrdtoflw] #6881471
05/24/20 09:47 PM
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There's a product called Buggins that will literally make them disappear... It was the talk of our town last year when the whole city got infested with those suckers. I couldn't even take my dog for a walk up and down the street... I bought one bottle, used it once and went back and bought an entire case. It works that well.


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