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Biting Flies

With its mild climate and large areas of wet, swampy land, Florida is host to many kinds of biting flies, including sand flies, black flies, stable flies, horse flies and deer flies. These pests are a nuisance to both humans and domestic animals, and some carry disease. You can lessen your chances of being bit by wearing long sleeves and pants; insect repellents containing DEET is also an effective option.


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