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post #1 of 9 Old 09-19-2012, 08:45 PM Thread Starter
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when do biting flies diappear in your area?

Usually, around here horse flies are gone by now. I had a mare running the fence line this afternoon...horse fly swarm..ugh!!! Its nearly October!

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post #2 of 9 Old 09-19-2012, 08:46 PM
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Ours are starting to go away. I rode on Monday and they barely bothered us.
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post #3 of 9 Old 09-19-2012, 10:37 PM
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Ours have made a reappearance, I had to go crazy with the fly spray today like I haven't had to in ages!
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post #4 of 9 Old 09-19-2012, 10:43 PM
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LOL, usually it's our first hard freeze that knocks them all out though they will come back if we have long periods of warm weather. Sometimes we have flies until December, other times they're gone by the first of October. And then sometimes they come back in the middle of January like they did last year .

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Ours have made a reappearance, I had to go crazy with the fly spray today like I haven't had to in ages!
Totally here to. I wondered if the drought followed by a bunch of rain changed the life cycle. I have no idea, but I can't wait till they disappear again!

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post #6 of 9 Old 09-20-2012, 10:57 AM
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With the cooler weather the no-see-ums have made a comeback. I get horrible welts from the nasty little things. Other flies are dwindling. I've had 2 frosts already.
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post #7 of 9 Old 09-20-2012, 11:03 AM
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Having some cooler weather and haven't seen the big bombers in a couple of days. Everybody else is still here unfortunately.
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post #8 of 9 Old 09-20-2012, 11:30 AM
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I'm in SC and those aggravating things are still annoying our horses too. I'm still fly spraying and I just got a shipment of fly parasites for the other annoying species of flies....UGH - it's a battle!
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post #9 of 9 Old 09-20-2012, 11:40 AM
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Ours have made a come back.. I think I am gonna stock up on SSS this winter for the spring... right now though nothing seems to help the little meat eaters

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