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Captain Want
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Deer fly repellent or strategies?

Getting swarmed a lot lately. I've heard Bounce dryer sheets work okay. Any tips that work for these bastards from hell?


LouisianaChessie
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Baton Rouge, LA
Member since May 2010
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In on this. I hope somebody has something good cuz I hate those little bastards.


RogerTheShrubber
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Juneau, AK
Member since Jan 2009
100260 posts

re: Deer fly repellent or strategies?
Lavender oil
Citronella oil
Eucalyptus oil
Pennyroyal oil
Peppermint oil (dilute with water first; likely more effective against mosquitoes but also considered to work against horse-flies.
Lemongrass oil
2 oz soda water
ice
Vodka

Mix first six, apply liberally.

Mix final three, drink. The first three will not work, but the final three will make sure you don't care.


Stexas
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SWLA
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920 posts

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Posted by LouisianaChessie In on this. I hope somebody has something good cuz I hate those little bastards.


X friken 2


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ISmellMischief
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Jodie's House
Member since Jan 2013
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Mix final three, drink. The first three will not work, but the final three will make sure you don't care.


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tigerinthebueche
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Deep woods Off


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Nodust
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Best strategy. Them little bastards are aggravating.


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StinkDog12
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TW, TX
Member since Nov 2006
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When on the baseball field and had one messing with me. I use to like to walk up to someone else real close, then duck down low, then walk away while squatted. Being the deer fly normally flys around your head, the deer fly would almost always stay on the person that I left it with.


jimbeam
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Lulz


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Stexas
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re: Deer fly repellent or strategies?
quote:

Posted by StinkDog12 When on the baseball field and had one messing with me. I use to like to walk up to someone else real close, then duck down low, then walk away while squatted. Being the deer fly normally flys around your head, the deer fly would almost always stay on the person that I left it with.

Wanna know how I know you're an evil person?


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tipup
Member since Sep 2005
524 posts

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Natrapel. Its the only thing I found that works.


633tiger
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Chackbay
Member since Jun 2007
1167 posts

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Skin So Soft works really good. They'll buzz you but they won't bite. I've used it since I was a kid.


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AlxTgr
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Kyre Banorg
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mikeytig
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NE of Tiger Stadium
Member since Nov 2007
3814 posts

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Vanilla extract works very well.


rodnreel1
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south la
Member since Jul 2012
79 posts

re: Deer fly repellent or strategies?
I had the same problem two years ago and did a lot of research. What I learned is there are only two or three ingredients that work on biting flies. The product I found and use is Sawyers broad spectrum insect repellent.

It says on the bottle "repels biting flies" I have used it about a 12-15 times with excellent results.

It is hard to find but here is a little info.

LINK
This post was edited on 7/3 at 6:34 am


Captain Want
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Member since Nov 2009
1619 posts

re: Deer fly repellent or strategies?
Thanks for all the responses.


Rambler
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NWA
Member since Jan 2011
594 posts

re: Deer fly repellent or strategies?
They will not fly into a stand of small pine trees, where there are branches near head-high. I don't know why.


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