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Old 05-23-2013, 07:00 AM   #256
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I can't resist, as I got into this earlier in the thread (though I know you didn't specify which kind of fly you didn't think bit!)... Basically, there's lots of different kinds of biting flies. Horseflies, deer flies, black flies, stable flies, etc.

Houseflies, on the other hand, do not bite as they don't have mouths to bite with, nor do they have stingers or mandibles or pointy proboscises or anything else that can hurt a person. They can only absorb liquid food.

So, if you're being bit by a fly, it's not a housefly. It's some other kind of fly.

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Yeah, I think they may have been stable flies, since they look the most similar to a house fly. I felt something biting my foot, looked down, and saw it was a fly, and thought I must be imagining it. Then it bit me again. 99% of those I saw were just regular houseflies, but there were a few of those other nasty ones there as well, as my feet can attest to.

I'm glad the problem seems to be disappearing. It was really gross trying to eat in the parks. Sunshine Seasons and Pecos Bill seemed to be two of the worst spots for them.
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Old 05-23-2013, 08:32 AM   #257
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We were there from this past Thursday-Monday. We did not see any flies the entire time and we went to the 4 parks (No water parks) and open to close!
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Old 05-23-2013, 09:06 PM   #258
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Spent the weekend at WDW and the problem is solved. No more fly swarms or love bugs! No need to worry about it, they are both gone!!
Interesting. . .we must have been at different locations. . .because we noticed the flies. The lovebugs are waning, which was nice for my front bumper on the way home however.
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Old 05-23-2013, 09:16 PM   #259
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Had lunch at Sunshine Seasons today and the flies were worse today than Monday.
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Old 05-24-2013, 02:22 AM   #260
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We were there last week, and the flies were pretty bad, especially at MK. At Epcot, they weren't as plentiful, but I got bit several times by some type of fly-looking insect. I had no idea flies bit before that.
We were down there May 10th-20th and also noticed how bad the flies were this trip. I go to WDW 4-6 times a year and always go the first or second week of May. I have never noticed the flies like we did this trip. We too got bit.
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Old 05-24-2013, 08:15 PM   #261
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Here now at AOA, was at DTD yesterday and MK today, no swarms just the few annoying flies here and there, no love bugs at all
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Old 05-24-2013, 10:21 PM   #262
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Here now at AOA, was at DTD yesterday and MK today, no swarms just the few annoying flies here and there, no love bugs at all
love bugs should be about gone til Sept... I live in NW Florida and saw a Junebug last night...a little early for them
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Old 05-24-2013, 10:49 PM   #263
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Just came back from WDW (5/18-5/23) and the flies were everywhere. More noticeable at MK. There were also flies inside Flying Fish!
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Old 05-24-2013, 11:21 PM   #264
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Really??? I was there may 15-22 and never noticed the flies everyone was talking about. And we spent 4 days at MK too.
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Old 05-24-2013, 11:58 PM   #265
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very strange how some folks are seeing so many and others are not
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Old 05-25-2013, 04:43 AM   #266
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I'm not discounting anyone's story, but we have lots of insects in Florida that fly, and right now it's love bug season. Disney usually does a great job with pest control and cleanliness, but you might encounter horse flies once in a while at Ft Wilderness, and mosquitoes are common in the summer with our rain even though Disney sprays regularly to control them. I have been in the parks almost every weekend for the past two months and haven't seen flies. I recommend wearing Off! Or another repellent if you're out at night during the summer here.
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Old 05-25-2013, 06:11 AM   #267
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I am here now and while I have seen a couple of flies its nothing crazy
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Old 05-25-2013, 08:17 AM   #268
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Yes, I agree. We just returned last weekend and we've never seen such a huge fly problem. They were everywhere, inside and outside. All you do is swat the entire time. I think it was related to all the rain we had had earlier (end of April/early May)

But as always I did get bitten by the yellow fly early in my trip and had to go to first aid for the swelling. I got bite while at the AK lodge on my first night. This has happened on past trips. Then we went back to the AK lodge the next week to meet up with family at the pool bar and I got bite again. Seems the yellow fly just loves me and my DD.
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Old 05-25-2013, 09:16 AM   #269
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stable flies, etc.
These may be unstable flies
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Yes, I agree. We just returned last weekend and we've never seen such a huge fly problem. They were everywhere, inside and outside. All you do is swat the entire time. I think it was related to all the rain we had had earlier (end of April/early May)

But as always I did get bitten by the yellow fly early in my trip and had to go to first aid for the swelling. I got bite while at the AK lodge on my first night. This has happened on past trips. Then we went back to the AK lodge the next week to meet up with family at the pool bar and I got bite again. Seems the yellow fly just loves me and my DD.
What does a fly bite look like? My DBF and I stayed at AKL a little over a week ago and he had a raised spot with what looked like bruising around it. He said it didn't hurt or itch and we had no clue where it came from. Never got any bigger and is slowly going away.
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