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Rage Against the Deer Flies
#340285 02/27/11 02:11 PM
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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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Argon #340286 02/27/11 02:17 PM
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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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RickF #340292 02/27/11 03:03 PM
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Yes, and I will be singing "Whip It" as I ride! laugh


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Adrian #340297 02/27/11 04:58 PM
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The things on I learn on this forum...


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Lampshade #340329 02/27/11 11:12 PM
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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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Argon #340333 02/27/11 11:52 PM
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I wonder if a patch of doublesided carpet tape on the back of my hat would look too "tacky".


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Adrian #340334 02/28/11 12:00 AM
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You're already riding a lawn mower. I wouldn't worry about your appearance.


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Ken.C #340336 02/28/11 12:16 AM
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Rob's riding the mower, I'm on my bike.

Carpet tape...tacky...git it? crazy


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Adrian #340348 02/28/11 02:53 AM
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I hope you guys don't call PITA on me for slaughtering Deerflies....


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Argon #340362 02/28/11 05:52 AM
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Great, so this guy is a member of PITA too?



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