Maine Black Fly Report for May 19, 2013

The black flies are coming, the black flies are coming!

As the black fly season moves along, we notice that a few more reports are coming in.  As the season progresses, people will send in more reports.  (It helps make the season a bit shorter you know!)

Due to the cooler weather they are being kept under control pretty well this season.  If you get out and stir things up it may bring a few more around to keep you occupied while you are outside.  Nothing like mowing the grass while it is damp on a warmer day to get them excited and hungry!

I did manage to entice a couple of bites today, it makes one know that spring really is here.  The ice that I had in my water bucket the other morning tells me that it is one of the things (cooler temps) that is keeping those pesky varmints at a lower level of activity.

A few more good bites and I will officially declare it SPRING!

So get ready for the “Black Fly Wave”, and if I see you in the yard waving, I will know that you are not just waving to me, cause you will have both arms going!

These reports are provided as a general condition of the black flies around the state.  The data is provided by individuals who email the current condition to me at blackfly@mainenaturenews.com.  In your email tell me if they are light, moderate or severe and what town, city or township you are reporting for.  I will include your report in the next weeks report!

This weeks tip to help endure them a little better is to wash your hair with an unscented shampoo, it does help.  Stay tuned for next weeks tip!

T. H. Hermit

May-19th-map-2013