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#340285 - 02/27/11 09:11 AM Rage Against the Deer Flies
Argon Offline
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Believe it or not, this works.

http://ufinsect.ifas.ufl.edu/deerfly_trap.htm

I have adapted it to mount on my mower. The key is making sure that the trap is higher than your head when you are seated. I sometimes just drive around and watch the little @#$% land on it. It gives me great pleasure.
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#340286 - 02/27/11 09:17 AM Re: Rage Against the Deer Flies [Re: Argon]
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I think Adrian would look quite sporty wearing the hat/trap apparatus while cycling through the woods.
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#340292 - 02/27/11 10:03 AM Re: Rage Against the Deer Flies [Re: RickF]
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Loc: It's all about the location.
Yes, and I will be singing "Whip It" as I ride! laugh
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#340297 - 02/27/11 11:58 AM Re: Rage Against the Deer Flies [Re: Adrian]
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The things on I learn on this forum...
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#340329 - 02/27/11 06:12 PM Re: Rage Against the Deer Flies [Re: Lampshade]
Argon Offline
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I don't have a hat. I made something similar to the ones on the sideview mirrors. I mounted it on a pole and have a little box for the pole to sit in. I have to take it out when I go under a tree. It is not unusual to end up with 70-100 deerflies stuck to the trap after a 2 hour mowing session.
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#340333 - 02/27/11 06:52 PM Re: Rage Against the Deer Flies [Re: Argon]
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Loc: It's all about the location.
I wonder if a patch of doublesided carpet tape on the back of my hat would look too "tacky".
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#340334 - 02/27/11 07:00 PM Re: Rage Against the Deer Flies [Re: Adrian]
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You're already riding a lawn mower. I wouldn't worry about your appearance.
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#340336 - 02/27/11 07:16 PM Re: Rage Against the Deer Flies [Re: Ken.C]
Adrian Offline
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Registered: 12/27/08
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Loc: It's all about the location.
Rob's riding the mower, I'm on my bike.

Carpet tape...tacky...git it? crazy
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#340348 - 02/27/11 09:53 PM Re: Rage Against the Deer Flies [Re: Adrian]
Argon Offline
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I hope you guys don't call PITA on me for slaughtering Deerflies....
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#340362 - 02/28/11 12:52 AM Re: Rage Against the Deer Flies [Re: Argon]
INANE Offline
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Registered: 02/04/04
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Loc: Omaha, Nebraska
Great, so this guy is a member of PITA too?


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