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How do you get deer flies to leave you alone?

Getting attacked while gardening and fishing! Is there any way to get them to leave you alone?

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Sherry, I have heard people swear by that stuff from Avon, I believe it's Skin So Soft?? And then I have also heard that the SSS actually attracts the bugs, soooooooo, yeah :) I would try that Deep Woods Off, except I would BATHE in it!!! :) I would spray my clothes till they were drippin!!!! :) It seems that some of these bugs are no longer affected by the sprays we use these days, maybe you just need to wear a beekeeper suit 8) http://www.instructables.com/id/Deer-Fly-Traps/ . I just found that and it seems a bit........well IDK :)

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LOL I was spraying me, them everything in sight with Deep Woods Off and they were bathing in it like it was honey. I now have a can of wasp and hornet spray that I douse them with and it knocks them out of the air, but I can't spray that on myself!!!
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I feel your pain, and BTW, I am seriously LMAO!!! 8)
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Picture it, spraying crazily with wasp and hornet spray, everyone around hitting the ground trying to dodge getting sprayed in the face. Hard to catch fish when you are crazily spraying the air like a mad woman.
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Nasty little critters!! We use OFF Deep Woods spray.
Good luck! We HATE those too!!

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Horrible things, they are a new experience for me, I never ran into them before but now have welts all over from them!
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For us, they seem worse this year than past years. The spray should work for you though! :o)
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I did not run into them last summer, but this year they are horrible. I would much rather deal with mosquitoes!
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You should cover vulnerable areas with DEER-based repellents like Off, which maintains its effectiveness for a few hours. You can also use repellents like citronella or naphthalene; just spray them where you will be sitting. See www.ehow.com/how_4466177_repel-deerflies.html for more on the same.

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I suggest OFF. That will do the trick!

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Thank you gravityfalls :)
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Hi Sherry! Skin so Soft by Avon. Works like magic! Enjoy the fishing!

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See, I was just talking about SSS :)
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I will give it a shot, better than coating myself in Raid anyway right?
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At the exact same time as me!!
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Strange indeed Candy, strange indeed :)
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Cutters for family

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use a fly swatter and kill them but try off

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Avon Skin So Soft

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With a salt sucker

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