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Why Do Horseflies Bite, Will They Chase You? 7 Facts

Recently my neighbors’ son showed us his arm covered with horsefly bites. He swears horseflies chase him anytime he gets within a mile of one. His proclamation made me wonder why horseflies bite and if they really chase people. Horseflies bite to ingest blood which is rich in protein. The protein is needed to develop …

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Why Do Horses Attract Flies? Number 2 May Surprise You

In South Louisiana, mosquitoes are everywhere, but if you have horses, you also have flies. My grandson asked me about this phenomenon; he wanted to know why flies follow horses wherever they go. Flies feed on large mammals that are dark, warm, and move around a lot; in other words, horses. Horseflies sustain themselves on …

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Do Homemade Horse Fly Sprays Work? A Tried and True Recipe

Horseflies are bothering our horses again. We need a solution that works, so I decided to try a homemade horsefly spray recipe I was given a while back. Some homemade horse fly sprays work as well as commercial sprays. Plus, the ingredients to make your mixture is safer and cost less than retail fly sprays. …

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