biting fly

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biting fly

n.
A dipteran fly, such as a mosquito, midge, or horsefly, with mouthparts that are adapted to biting and piercing humans and other animals.
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On any given day from April to October, Gable and his team members may spend 10 solitary hours in these woods, hiking up to 14 miles, wading through black spruce bogs, clawing through thick walls of hazel and alder, slapping at biting flies, and wiping sweat from their eyes.
Theories have ranged from stripes being used as a camouflage against lions and other predators to confusing biting flies. They are also said to attract mates.
Medium-chain fatty acids (C8:0 to C12:0) found in coconut oil repel biting flies, bedbugs, ticks, and mosquitoes, according to a 2018 report by a team of entomologists and US Department of Agriculture scientists.
Direct contact with ticks and biting flies or through contaminated premises, vehicles, equipment or clothing may also result in ASF transmission.
Speaking to CNN, study author Susanne EaAakesson, a zoology professor at Lund University in Sweden, said that biting flies can cause injuries but also transmit diseases.
These bacteria are transmitted by vectors such as fleas, ticks, lice, and biting flies, and can be accidentally transmitted by animal scratches, bites and needle sticks.
While often viewed as mainly a problem for folks roaming the vast North Woods, one strain or another of these biting flies is found almost everywhere on the continent.
-Protect wounds, cuts, scratches and tips of ears from biting flies and fly strikes by applying medicated, but safe sprays.
Buffalo gnats are small humpbacked biting flies. They are persistent bitters and even crawl into your hair to bite your scalp.
The major pests concerned to public health in Saudi Arabia are as follows: Carpenter ants, domestic flies (house fly, flesh fly, blow fly, moth fly, phorid fly, fruit fly, etc), biting flies (midges, eye gnats, the horse fly, deer fly, black fly and stable fly), mosquitoes (aedes, anopheles, culex, etc), rats and mice, cockroaches (American, Oriental, German and brown banded), bed bugs, ticks and mites and rat fleas and so on.
Both Castner and Mackenzie grappled constantly with biting flies so big they're called bulldogs, swarms of ravenous mosquitoes, perilous rapids and fierce summer weather.
Thoroughly tested and proven to repel mosquitoes, all biting flies, no-see-ems, ticks, chiggers, gnats and fleas.