Skeeters' - I hate them little critters!!

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  1. fishnfool

    fishnfool Elite Refuge Member

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    Skeeters smeeters. Real men [you have to live up north to qualify] only complain about black flies.....
     
  2. Clayton

    Clayton Moderator Moderator

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    I just saw this advertised by our county coop! Great, no ordering!
     
  3. tcc

    tcc Elite Refuge Member

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    Wait---I thought we were supposed to be the racist ones? o_O
     
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  4. blacktail

    blacktail Elite Refuge Member

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    I drove 60 miles one morning at 0430 to the Francis Marion NF in SC to turkey hunt. Got to my spot, got out, proceeded to light thermacell. No propane. Got back in truck, drove home.
    Honestly believe biting flying bugs ruined a good portion of my time in the South. I swell up with each bite, mosquitoes will avoid 100 people around me just to bite me. No-seeums take a solid 10 days to quit itching.

    Haven’t seen a single one in my back yard in 4 years. I even back up to a creek. Once I do, I’m moving.
     
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  5. TheDuckSlayer

    TheDuckSlayer Elite Refuge Member

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    Yellow flies are way worse than deer/dog/black flies. And we have plenty of both.

    I’ve seen horse flies the size of large grass hoppers that have a proboscis that looks like a Cajun Injector needle.
     
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  6. buck_master_2001

    buck_master_2001 Elite Refuge Member

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    Black flies blow. The UP of Michigan gets over run with them when there’s a south or west wind and they blow in out of the Wisconsin dairy farms. They were far worse than mosquitos. My wife’s legs were destroyed from them one evening hiking the waterfalls along Lake Superior.
     
  7. stevena198301

    stevena198301 Elite Refuge Member Supporting Member

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    If it’s the same thing, there were billions of those on Kodiak in AK. When we got there, the safety guy said the record was 37 killed on one swipe. Not sure if he was being serious or not, but they sure were covered up in them. They’d fill every nook and cranny of everything, to include the porta-johns on our launch site. The first time you sat down on one to do your business, not knowing they had filled up the entire bowl area was quite an experience. Uuugghhhhhhhh.... yuck!
     
  8. GUNNERX2

    GUNNERX2 Elite Refuge Member

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    Biting insects are the devil's spawn. If he don't get you when you die, the biting insects will torment you here on earth. Either way your existence will be miserable.
     
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  9. Porter Bayou

    Porter Bayou Senior Refuge Member

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    Culicidae pterodactylious
     
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  10. stevena198301

    stevena198301 Elite Refuge Member Supporting Member

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    Hot damn! That’s as big as the needle atropine is administered with! :l
     

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