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Blackflies.<br><br>
How to repell them long enough for me to mow the damned lawn? :LOL<br><br>
I KNOW they're attracted to carbon dioxide .. which of course my huffin' and puffin' up the hills in the yard is exhaling in droves.<br><br>
So yeah, is there any non-DEET way to keep them away from my face/eyes long enough to finish mowing the field?
 

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We wear bughats so we don't inhale them. I even made bughats for my toddlers. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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what's a bughat? Like a mosquito-netted one?<br><br>
I swear I should have thought of that .. I even have bites in my ears!
 

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You aren't going to beleive this. I just read an article that says if you fill up a zip-loc with water and hang it by some fishing wire it repels the flies. No lie. I guess it messes with all of their eyes or somthing. Dh was telling me about it and I thought he was making it up to mess with me. It really is an article. If I can find it I will post the link. Try it and tell us if it works! LOL<br>
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<a href="http://www.azcentral.com/news/columns/articles/0519clay19.html" target="_blank">http://www.azcentral.com/news/column...519clay19.html</a><br><br>
This is it. What do you think? LOL
 

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Yes! Coleman makes cheap ones you might find at a camping store; otherwise do a web search for "insect hat" or something along those lines.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;"><a href="http://www.azcentral.com/news/columns/articles/0519clay19.html" target="_blank">http://www.azcentral.com/news/column...519clay19.html</a><br><br>
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Well it's cheap enough to give it a try!
 
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