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Name: Deer Flies
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Uniramia
Class: Insecta
Order: Diptera
Family: Tabanidae
Subfamily: Chrysopsinae
Genus: Chrysops

Habitat:
Deer flies are often found in damp environments, such as wetlands or forests. They lay clusters of shiny black eggs on the leaves of small plants by water.

Food:
While male deer flies collect pollen for food, female deer flies feed on the blood of cattle, horses, mules, hogs, dogs, deer and other mammals, including humans. The flies usually attack humans along beaches, streams, ponds, lakes and around woods and dirt roads near large bodies of water.

Method of Travel:
Flying

Prevention:
1. Personal: Wear light coloured clothing, as deer flies are attracted to dark colors that are moving.
2. Use an insect repellent that contains Deet to prevent deer lies from biting you.

Steps to control:
1. Good, long lasting, low-toxic methods of insect control can be done with Knock Down X-Max Flying & Crawling Insect Killer or other Knock Down products listed below.

Products to use:

KD120D – KNOCK DOWN – X-MAX FLYING AND CRAWLING INSECT KILLER

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KNOCK DOWN™ – KD120D – X-MAX (FLYING & CRAWLING) INSECT KILLER Actives: Pyrethrin                         0.5% – Stronger solution than the Total Home: KD110D & KD112D  Piperonyl Butoxide       5.0%...

KD241C – KNOCK DOWN – FARM AND LIVESTOCK – COMMERCIAL

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KNOCK DOWN™ COMMERCIAL  – KD241C – X-MAX – FARM & LIVESTOCK INSECT KILLER Actives: Pyrethrins                        0.60% Piperonyl Butoxide        4.0% 454g Aerosol Commercial For use on cattle, in...

MS0001 – MOSQUITO SHIELD™ KIDS FORMULA – PUMP SPRAY

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MOSQUITO SHIELD™ – MS0001 – Kids Formula (pump) The Mosquito Shield – Kids Formula protects children against insect bites so that they can enjoy the outdoors. Patented cap comes with a fully functional compass and whistle, as well as a carabiner...
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