Our Deerfly Patches come in packs of Twelve(12)
And Now, Horse Fy Patches Too!
These patches are the most effective form of “Deerfly and Horsefly repellent”. Deerfly and Horsefly Patches are an unconventional approach to controlling these biting flies, sometimes called sweatflies, greenheads, yellowheads, stouts, even (by mistake), blackflies or gnats.
The Deerfly is a relative of the horsefly. There are 63 known varieties of the species Chyrsops found in the United States. They are found from May through September and as any gardener, fisherman, or camper can tell you, the Deerflies and Horseflies are some of the most persistent and painful biting bugs around. They can really ruin all the fun.
Deerfly and Horsefly Patches are 2" by 6" flesh-colored patches which attach to the back of the cap, hat or bridle.
Attacking flies land on the patch. When they do, they stay. The little buggers are no longer a nuisance flying around your head or biting you or anyone else.
Deer Flies Are Hard To Kill and Repel
Deerflies are abundant in marshy and wooded areas. They lie in wait in the shade of bushes, trees, and other plants waiting for a victim to pass by. They are attracted to moving dark silhouettes, carbon dioxide, and odors. They usually buzz around your head in circles, lighting momentarily several times before biting. They can completely cover They are strong fliers and will pursue their victim until they get what they want--BLOOD. They are not repelled easily with conventional repellents and they leave an itchy even painful welt on you after they bite.
Deerfly Patches have been field tested by Ohio State University, The North American Hunting Club, and the Michigan Department of Fisheries and Wildlife. All were impressed by them and recommend them. People like them because they have absolutely no smell, no chemicals, nothing greasy to rub or spray on your skin.
The bite from a larger Horsefly is extremely painful and here's why. Considering the light, agile, and airborne nature of the fly you wouldn't think something so small could hurt so much but it really does and you want to do everything possible to avoid it.
Unlike other insects which surreptitiously puncture the skin with needle-like organs, horse flies have mandibles like tiny serrated scimitars, which they use to rip and/or slice flesh apart. This causes the blood to seep out so the horsefly can lick it up. They may even carve a chunk completely out of the victim, to be digested at leisure.
Hi Dirt Works People!
Gotta tell all of you about these deer fly traps that I bought (and no, I don't get any $$$ for promoting them!). We rode a hunter-pace in PA yesterday and it was mostly in the woods, up & down a mountain. They warned us before we started out that the deer flies were bad so we loaded on the fly spray and put Repel X lotion on the horses' bellies and ears. As we started out, riders who were returning reiterated that the deer flies were bad and said they had to out run them in spots. My horse is especially sensitive to them and shakes his head constantly if they are bothering him. About halfway thru the ride, I realized that he hadn't been shaking his head and that we weren't bothered much by deer flies. When we got back to the trailer and I took off my helmet, I saw why. I had put two deer fly patches on my helmet and they had caught about 20 flies! I am very excited that I found these and that they will increase our comfort (both rider and horse) during the summer season. I had to spread the goods news. I have attached a pic of my helmet and a link to the web site where I got them.