And Now, Horse Fy Patches Too!
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 and no good SOB's!!!.
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.
You can use these on dog collars and the collars of any attended animal too.
Placed at the top of stable windows where Horseflies flying toward the light become trapped you can reduce the population of horse flies in the barn too!
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 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.
Our Deerfly Patches come in packs of Four(4) and packs of Twelve(12)
These prices include Shipping.
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, especially considering the light, agile, and airborne nature of the fly. Unlike 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 as the horsefly licks it up. They may even carve a chunk completely out of the victim, to be digested at leisure.