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How bad are the black flies north of Greenville and McKay station?

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Over Memorial day Weekend and into the beginning of June they were absolutely horrible, worst in many many years. Don't know how they are now. 

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Not any worse than ordinary...certainly worse than in the southern part of the state and Mass.  Early June is their birth so they're hungry no matter what year.   A light spraying of repellent with Picardin(20%) is okay.  Sawyer's has worked well.  Just hold the sprayer ~8-10" away from the skin's surface.  Hot temps and dragonflies will burn them off somewhat...

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Thanks guys. Be heading north next Sunday for five days.

Abut 30 miles north of the Big E

Hopefully the B Flies have lessened somewhat!

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Bens 100 will keep the little bastids away.

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2 hours ago, Mainiac said:

Bens 100 will keep the little bastids away.

Lol the ones at my grandparents area I swear they drink that stuff. They are so thick there it’s horrible. Put bug spray on and I swear they get worse. Smoke a pack of cigarettes in a hour just to hope the smoke holds them back a bit

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