Keeping black flies from biting is done by protecting the skin with long-sleeved shirts, long pants and a skin product, such as Deet. Avoid getting bitten by a black fly, which can have a very painful bite, with information from a Florida state-certified pest control operator in this free video on insect repellents.
Hi I'm Mark Govan with ABC Pest Control in Largo, Florida. A lot of people wonder how to keep black flies from biting you. You know black flies actually have a very very painful bite so I can imagine a lot of people that are bitten by black flies would like to know a couple good ways to go ahead and stop that painful bite. Well one main thing people can go ahead and do is by using long sleeve shirts and long pants and that will stop them from getting any on your arms and legs. Now also if you are in a colder temperature or you are walking through the woods possibly a scarf or even a hat will keep the flies from hovering around your face or your neck too and that is probably one of the safest ways that you can do to keep your flies off of you. Now if you are in areas that are prone to have a lot of black flies what you could also do is add good skin repellent such as Deet or a mosquito and fly repellent like Deet or even a product like Skin So Soft and even a combination of citronella products can help you as well. Apply those products directly over your hands or face and any area that might come in contact with the air and of course those repellents will help keep those black flies from getting on you. I'm Mark Govan with ABC Pest Control in Largo, Florida hoping you have a pest free day.