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Deer Flies – Infestation, Trouble and Extermination

Deer Fly Attack

Deer Fly Season is Coming.

Deer flies feed on the blood of people and other animals, like horseflies. They emerge in warm weather and use color, movement, or carbon dioxide production to detect prey. If a deer fly has ever stung, then you know they don’t require an introduction.

They are creepy pests with no regard for the unwary humans who come into contact with them. The longer you stay in the region, the fewer deer flies might multiply into hundreds. They are extremely fast and will attack relentlessly, destroying your fishing excursion or family activity.

Deer Fly Infestation

A deer fly survives by sucking blood, and, in a nutshell, they are irritating bugs that you want to get rid of. The size of a deer fly is between that of a horsefly and that of a housefly. However, finding deer flies might be difficult in some areas because they have up to 250 different species.

Where do Deer Flies Live? Is there any “Deer Fly Season”?

Deer flies prefer to roam in the forest, as anyone who has been there can confirm it. Because they lay their eggs in muddy areas near water, swamps and wet areas are the worst places to cut. As a result, they build their nests near cattle, campgrounds, and open fields where there is food and sometimes more to lay their eggs in.

In most of them, the deer flies are at their peak in June or July. They are common in the United States and most parts of Canada. And if you are in Hawaii, Greenland, or Iceland, you are safe from the buzz of the deer flies.

Why Are Deer Flies Dangerous?

Deer flies inflict painful bites with their sharp mouthparts. While bites rarely have long-term consequences, they can cause allergic reactions in some people. Furthermore, deer flies occasionally carry diseases such as tularemia, which can be transmitted to humans and even animals.

When deer fly populations increase, revenue drops at coastal stores, restaurants, and resorts. Guests attacked by these bugs in hotel pools may leave negative evaluations and possibly shorten their stay.

Deer flies also impact recreational activities such as hiking and gardening. They can also make life difficult for landscapers, construction workers, and anyone who works outside.

How to Get Rid of Deer Flies?

Keeping doors and windows closed prevents deer flies from entering homes and businesses. Repellents rarely work against insects. Therefore, it’s better to wear light-colored pants, a hat, and a long-sleeved shirt to avoid bites.

Deer Flies Elimination

Using repellents is beneficial, but even the best repellents are not effective. Deer bees are extremely difficult to control chemically. Because they thrive in natural habitats where pesticides offer more than a modest and short-term degree if legal. Consequently, if you want to handle deer flies, it is best to consult Pest Management Professionals for advice on effective disinfestation methods.

What can we do legally and effectively to repel deer flies? Traps are a moderately helpful method, but their effect is limited to a relatively small scale. So, to get better results, contact the professionals at Presidio Pest Management Services.

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    Pragnesh Patel
    Pragnesh Patel
    02:17 24 Jul 21
    The service and the communication was amazing! The guys were very clear... and precise on the process.. I didn’t have to stay up at the house they took care of almost everything themselves and kept me informed about what’s going on time to time. With the bugs treatment i’d say firstly it peace of mind and i feel so relaxed I don’t even have any traces in the house of a single bug! In my opinion they did a wonderful job! Highly recommended.read more
    James Nelson
    James Nelson
    20:55 21 Jul 21
    Called Presidio because I was having a wasp problem at the lake house we... just purchased. Went with them because they were local. Kane exceeded my expectations. Kane took care of the wasp problem and also sprayed the inside and outside of my house for insect prevention. Was very pleased with the great customer service I received. I would highly recommend this company to anyone.read more
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    NICOLE AGBAY
    22:58 29 Jun 21
    They were Awesome people to deal with! From the very beginning of my first... phone call & up to even the next day checkup this company was so helpful & professional! You will be happy you called them! Thank you so much for your help!read more
    Kitty Clark
    Kitty Clark
    21:07 29 Jun 21
    Jay was very professional and explained everything he was doing. He kept... me up to date as the work was progressing. Also a very nice guy..read more
    Brandie Talaski
    Brandie Talaski
    15:57 23 Jun 21
    The service is very friendly and professional, and had a quick response.... Also very efficient and quick treatment plan. Definitely would recommend to friends and family.read more
    Michael Lowman
    Michael Lowman
    17:34 21 Jun 21
    Scott did an excellent job!! He treated the damaged wood above the garage... that showed no live infestation. As well as treating around the garage and deck. And he thanked me for my 21 years of serviceread more
    CJ M
    CJ M
    11:21 11 Jun 21
    Great service! Very nice representatives! And the prices are way better... than the "bigger" guys.read more
    Amanda Engle Neal
    Amanda Engle Neal
    18:42 28 May 21
    J did an excellent job treating our home. The whole crew is very service... oriented. Would definitely refer themread more
    Michelle Linden
    Michelle Linden
    01:02 21 Apr 21
    I was seeking a company to assist with some issues my parents were having... at their home. Bill took the time to explain options and answered all questions I had. I felt confident from this initial phone call. Jay was at the house within 2 days for an inspection and took the time to answer any additional questions we had. The day of, Jay was punctual and helped put our minds to rest, especially for my mom. I highly recommend this company. Professional, punctual, courteous and honest.read more
    Denise Mellott
    Denise Mellott
    12:51 23 Mar 21
    This company is very knowledgeable in their field. They are caring and... willing to answer all of our questions and always asks if there are any more questions. They do NOT pressure you into making a decision. They say here are the options and you decide what you want to do. Then they said “just call when and if you decide to use us.” They are also very prompt and puts you at ease.read more
    Sara DeNardo
    Sara DeNardo
    23:36 09 Mar 21
    I cannot express how great it is to work with Presidio. They are reliable,... thorough and fast to respond to any and all appointment requests. In the mortgage industry you find yourself up against many deadlines, and we have yet to worry about an order we have with Presidio. In fact, they over exceed any expectations I have on what a reasonable turn around time is. I would recommend them over any Pest Management company in the tri-county area! You will not be disappointed.read more
    Cindy B
    Cindy B
    17:06 12 May 20
    Rapid response. Fair price. Based on my research, they knew what they... were doing. Professional.read more
    Mike Fields
    Mike Fields
    11:58 01 Feb 20
    We operate a small group home. We were told by the day program that one... of our residents had bed bugs on his clothes. I called Presidio. I had never used them before. Scott answered and I explained the situation. He told me the procedure for first inspecting the whole home, then the options available if we did find an infestation. He left immediately, and was at our home within an hour. He did a thorough and complete inspection of our entire home, and found no evidence of bed bugs. He gave us professional advice to be vigilant in watching for a possible new infestation. He charged us nothing for this inspection. I highly recommend this company. VERY customer friendly, very responsive and very honest.read more
    Sue Kenkel
    Sue Kenkel
    21:34 20 Jan 20
    Very quick to respond and very thorough in the inspection! Highly... recommend. Friendly employee!read more
    Heidi Keesling
    Heidi Keesling
    00:55 15 Jan 20
    My parents moved out along with the cats and the vacant house had so many... fleas! The owner is amazing. This company is trustworthy with quality service.read more
    renee frangedakis
    renee frangedakis
    00:07 15 Jan 20
    Absolutely the most professional company I have ever dealt with! From the... first phone call I was at ease during a stressful and trying experience. Numerous companies tried to play on my emotions for their monetary gain. I was ill at ease with all of them. I tried one more phone call and it was to Presidio. Bobby the owner and I had an instant connection and I knew this company was the right fit. Matt came for the initial inspection and the day of the extermination, the owner Bobby was also at my door to introduce himself in person. I was impressed with his personalized service and his professionalism, along with Jay who was in charge of exterminating my home that day. They worked diligently from start to finish and when they left, everything was put back neatly in its place. They were thorough and also helped us out financially. If I could rate them 10 stars I would. Call this company first and foremost. Customer service is their number 1 priority. I can't thank you enough!!!!read more
    Kelly Wallace
    Kelly Wallace
    15:42 27 Nov 19
    I absolutely recommend Presidio. I can't speak highly enough about their... level of service and how they set themselves apart with their professionalism, no nonsense approach with the added element of friendliness and treating customers like family. Not to mention they get the job done and done well. Great to see a company's main goal being a happy customer and a job well done.read more
    Heather Howell
    Heather Howell
    19:16 04 Nov 19
    Very responsive and professional! I appreciate the quality of work.
    Colleen Wolfbauer
    Colleen Wolfbauer
    01:49 28 Sep 19
    Bob came out very quickly to address the wasp issue we were having. He was... professional, informative, gave us a great price, and best of all: GOT RID OF THOSE LITTLE BUGGERS!read more
    Kelly Wallace
    Kelly Wallace
    03:16 24 Aug 19
    We have a house that a family lived in for a few years. They planned on... moving in July and during the course of a few months their grown son moved in prior to their move out. He brought in a mattress at some point that apparently had bed bugs. They moved out in July as planned and we called Presidio before we started a renovation which was at the end of July. We waited for a re-inspection before gutting and remodeling the house. “All good” found a bug 1-2 weeks later right in the process of new floors, carpet, paint, etc. so they came back and did some sort of other treatment. A few days later came back for another re-inspection “all good” today we found another. So here’s the thing; we paid $1,400 for a heat treatment that is supposed to be a guarantee. Why is it that we are still finding bugs after a $1,400 heat treatment and 3 additional visits? Mind you the treatment was at the end of July, it’s now the end of August. This should not still be an issue. I have never written a negative review but I am hoping to help someone else that may consider using this company and would suggest a different company that will actually back their claim because this is no joke and I’m literally disgusted. And if a heat treatment didn’t work I can only imagine what their other forms of treatments are like.read more
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    Plymouth Crossfit Lower Town
    14:21 22 Aug 19
    Presidio did an amazing job for us! Extremely knowledgeable, friendly,... punctual, & professional. We couldn't be happier with the service!read more
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    renee frangedakis
    19:15 20 Aug 19
    Absolutely the most professional company I have ever dealt with! From the... first phone call I was at ease during a stressful and trying experience. Numerous companies tried to play on my emotions for their monetary gain. I was ill at ease with all of them. I tried one more phone call and it was to Presidio. Bobby the owner and I had an instant connection and I knew this company was the right fit. Matt came for the initial inspection and the day of the extermination, the owner Bobby was also at my door to introduce himself in person. I was impressed with his personalized service and his professionalism, along with Jay who was in charge of exterminating my home that day. They worked diligently from start to finish and when they left, everything was put back neatly in its place. They were thorough and also helped us out financially. If I could rate them 10 stars I would. Call this company first and foremost. Customer service is their number 1 priority. I can't thank you enough!!!!read more
    Heidi Keesling
    Heidi Keesling
    23:06 16 Aug 19
    My parents moved out along with the cats and the vacant house had so many... fleas! The owner is amazing. This company is trustworthy with quality service.read more
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    Cheryl King
    21:27 23 Jul 19
    We were very happy with Presidio Pest Management's handling of our... hornet's nest. They came out the same day we called and returned a few days later when the issue wasn't completely resolved. They were very professional.read more
    Carol Compagnoni
    Carol Compagnoni
    11:38 21 Jul 19
    I have used Presidio for my home and rental property for many years.... Excellent service completed by the technicians; timely and friendly. Highly recommend Presidio Pest Control.read more
    Maria Gilezan
    Maria Gilezan
    14:17 24 Jun 19
    Scott, and Bob are so GREAT, efficient, EXCELLENT JOB, THEY ARE THERE IN... HOURS, AFTER FIST CALL. I'M VERY SATISFIED ..5 STARS ALL THE WAY . THERE GREAT, CALL THEM PLEASE. THANK YOU SO MUCH..read more
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    Renee A
    16:14 14 Jun 19
    I am honestly so impressed with this company. I really can’t say that for... many places anymore. I called the company with a matter that I was panicked about and they were able to assist me very quickly the same day. Scott came to the rescue and his service was amazing. He was a great guy who answered all my questions and did such a thorough job. I will be recommending this company to all my friends and family. Def will be scheduling my annual house sprays with them. Thank you!!!read more
    Tamara Kramer
    Tamara Kramer
    15:12 08 Jun 19
    Scott was very friendly and knowledgeable. Took care of business. A... super nice guy. We'll see how the treatment for ants works.read more
    Amy Keogh
    Amy Keogh
    22:12 23 May 19
    The owner and all of the employees who visited our home were very... professional, courteous, and fast! High praises for the hard work they do. Thanks!read more
    Mel Hawl
    Mel Hawl
    22:54 26 Apr 19
    Fast service, fair pricing, great communication. Our service was done by... Jay. He was great, explained the process clearly and answered all our questions. He was polite and funny. He was good with the kids, made us feel very comfortable and didnt make us feel ashamed at all. I am extremely satisfied with this service.read more
    Allie Dennis
    Allie Dennis
    15:39 23 Apr 19
    Great service! Kind, professional, and trustworthy. We got our house... sprayed for spiders and ants in the Fall and plan to use them again as Spring rolls around!read more
    Larry Binion
    Larry Binion
    18:43 15 Apr 19
    Bobby is Impeccably Excellent! Matt is the Man also! What would I do... without Presidio. They are so good they should make a video! With these Guys I would have no hope! To be honest their service is DOPE!. In pest control they are best! Hire them and put your worries to rest! Excellent eradication and great service. Presidio makes sure that I never worry or get nervous. Matt's visit was so good that there came a twist. There was a critter caught in a sticky trap that I thought in my place didn't exist. Well, they are the best at what they do! I am not bragging, it is 100% TRUE!read more
    Larry Binion
    Larry Binion
    18:43 15 Apr 19
    Bobby is Impeccably Excellent! Matt is the Man also! What would I do... without Presidio. They are so good they should make a video! With these Guys I would have no hope! To be honest their service is DOPE!. In pest control they are best! Hire them and put your worries to rest!read more
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    N A
    13:41 25 Mar 19
    Presidio is scheduled to provide service at our home. Thus far Bob has... made himself readily available to answer our questions and address our concerns, even after business hours. We genuinely appreciate that. I feel confident that we've chosen a company that will get it right. Looking forward to their visit to our home.read more
    Julie Widiker
    Julie Widiker
    19:39 01 Feb 19
    This company is thorough with the complete process. Start to finish. The... owner and the employees are incredible! Compassionate, understanding and very knowledgeable. Any questions I have had are answered promptly and efficiently. Our exterminator professional Matt has been courteous, prompt as well as knowledgeable. I highly recommend Presidio!read more
    Sara DeNardo
    Sara DeNardo
    20:17 14 Jan 19
    I cannot express how great it is to work with Presidio. They are reliable.... thorough and fast to respond to any and all appointment requests. In the mortgage industry you find yourself against many deadlines, and we have yet to worry about an order we have with Presidio. In fact, they over exceed any expectations I have on what a reasonable turn around time is. I would recommend them over any Pest Management company in the tri-county area! You will not be disappointed.read more
    Laura Gush
    Laura Gush
    10:44 09 Jan 19
    Pest control for bedbugs for apartment complex. Have been dealing with... bedbugs for about 7/8 months now. Initially heat and chemically "treated" did a few follow up appts and never showed up for the last couple that they said they would. Fewer bedbugs and the duration that they'd be seen after went from upwards of 10 every day down to 1 or 2 bedbugs every 2 weeks to a month (just thought maybe they were single straddlers". Anyway, bedbugs started coming more frequently again and in increasing numbers again, so apt management was notified and Pest control guy came, had an attitude (not to mention, this particular employee seemed always to have an attitude any time he did actually come to do his job) about "why" he was just now hearing about them again after 6 months. And I told him, well, they weren't coming so frequently anymore until now, plus you never showed up for the last couple "follow ups" he looked around and asked "where are you seeing them?" I said, what does that matter, we are seeing them and they need to be treated. Well, he didn't treat anything that day and was "supposed to" come back a couple days later and never showed. So now I have to continuously go to apartment management who are only here 3 days per week for a total of 12 hours (4 hrs each day). Another week passes and apartment management said that "Pest control had come" I said, no they absolutely did not. If they did, they didn't come to my apartment. They also claim the initial heat/chemical treatment doesn't kill the bedbug eggs. That doesn't seem right either. I bet if they had to live with bedbugs they'd treat theirs real quick.... Update: they came and were completely professional. Fabulous the last times to treat the bed bugs. Just a shame it couldn't have been treated the first time. Thank you!read more
    Anthony Grochowski
    Anthony Grochowski
    00:37 04 Nov 18
    We have been using Presidio for a few years now. From one house to... another, 20 miles apart. We switched from using a big brand-name company and couldn't be happier with the results. They are professional, personable and thorough! They speak to us in layman's terms and help us to understand what it is they're doing to help. They give options and let us know exactly what we are getting, no surprises. We have three children and animals and are completely comfortable with the products they use. They've proven to be effective, time after time.read more
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