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Is it just me or were the black flys especially bad over memorial day weekend? I was at Tracy Ridge for a day hike and by the half way mark I really just wanted out of the woods and away from the flys.
 

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We camped near Gaines on Pine Creek and the flies were bad there also. Luckily we had 2 20" box fans and we brought them outside and turned them on high. The breeze was enough to keep the flies away from the picnic table and seats around the picnic table. It made the stay much more bearable.
 

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I was up at my camp in Hallton, Elk County and I got tore up by them!! The Gnats were especially bad also
 

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after you eat the first couple they aint so bad
 

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Not bad near Lynch/Bluejay. we really didnt notice them at all...even while cutting the grass.
 

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Really bad at lyman run. Also in mckean county eldred area. But at least the web worms aren't as bad yet this year.......
 

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We were on sgl #14 in Cameron Co last weekend and the flies and gnats were unbearable. Never seen it so bad.
I live in the woods here in Centre Co and we have no gnats, no mosquitos, and very few flies this year. Record rain for both areas. What gives?
 

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TusseyMtMan said:
We were on sgl #14 in Cameron Co last weekend and the flies and gnats were unbearable. Never seen it so bad.
I live in the woods here in Centre Co and we have no gnats, no mosquitos, and very few flies this year. Record rain for both areas. What gives?
Your area is polluted with ticks in the fall compared to many other places in the state. I wonder if there is some correlation.
 

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Just spent 3 days in northern Potter and saw some black flies on Sun before breeze picked up then no problem. Only saw 2 caterpillars, in fact saw more bears than caterpillars, sow and 2 cubs at camp.
 

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Last year memorial day up in southern potter they were real bad but was back up 4th of july were barely any. Was up in mid may this year werent really any but the weather was cool and rainy.
 

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just got back from tracy ridge a week ago and they were bad during the day but gone after dark,3 nites 4 days luv that place,water was rusty though.
 
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