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Walking to Campsite

How It Works

Deer & Horse flies are primarily visual hunters that are relentless in their pursuit of a blood meal. However, when they spot a dragonfly, their most feared predator they flee.

The Dragonfly Wingman® simulates a real dragonfly in flight using a “scarecrow approach” that naturally fools these flies by tapping into Mother Nature’s predatory Laws!

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Deer & Horse Fly Facts

There are an estimated 4,300 species of horse and deer flies in the world. Horse fly scientific name is the “Tabanidae” Family also known as “tabanid flies or tabanids.” They have other names depending what sub species or what part of the world. “Horse flies, Deer flies, Yellow flies, Clegs, Clags, Bulldog flies, Greenheads, Gad flies, Copper heads, March flies,

Only the female horse and deerflies require a blood meal to obtain enough protein to produce eggs. The mouthparts of the female have sharp cutting blades that enable easy cutting of flesh even on thick hided animals.

Unfortunately, little has been documented about the ability of female horse and deerflies to transmit disease. This is due to the fact that no one has been able to establish a laboratory colony to study. Almost all scientific studies have been from field trapped flies in which the mouth parts of the female horse and deer flies are examined, they have found West Nile virus and Lyme disease as well as various viruses, bacteria and protozoa.

Female horse flies can transfer blood-borne diseases from one animal to another, such as equine infectious anaemia virus, trypanosomes, tularemia, anaplasposis, leucosis, filarial worm Loa loa, anthrax among cattle and sheep, Lyme disease, deer fly fever and rabbit fever.

Studies have shown that these flies have negatively affected the milk yield in cattle as well as reducing cattle weights up to 100 pounds.

It is in our business plan in the near future to test the Dragonfly Wingman® on livestock to see if the scarecrow effect could work as well as it does on humans.

Horse & Deer Fly Facts

Where Can You Use It

Clip it on your hat, clip it to a stroller, pretty much anywhere its needed to drive away those pesky biting insects.

  • Great for hiking

  • Backpacking

  • Walking

  • Running

  • Biking

  • Camping

  • Boating

  • Fishing

  • Canoeing/kayaking

  • Gardening

  • Just enjoying the outdoors

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