Dealing with black flies

by Sarah

I live in Massachusetts where the black flies can really be a nuisance while I'm out gardening. A neighbor told me to put a dab of Vicks Vaporub behind my ears to keep the black flies from dive bombing my face. I tried it and it does work.

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Jul 24, 2008
Sounds interesting
by: Anonymous

That definitely sounds worth a try - there's always a cloud of flies bothering me when I open the compost bin. I've also heard that taking a B vitamin supplement can repel biting insects, that definitely worked for us when the cat brought fleas home!

Jul 14, 2008
I will try it!
by: Anonymous

Being a dog groomer for years, I know that vaseline will keep flies from biting on the dogs ear's and nose's, but it didn't repel them. I will use this on myself, but do not recommened it for the animals.

Jul 08, 2008
Odd, but sounds like it would work
by: Anonymous

Well, rubbing Vicks Vapor rub behind your ears sounds pretty weird, but flies and other insects can really be a problem when you are gardening. So, I guess it would be worth a try.

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