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Old 05-25-2013, 12:24 PM   #271
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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.
We are locals as well who go weekly (usually on Tues or Wednesday). I can attest to people saying these are FLIES, not love bugs. These were honest-to-goodness FLIES (small house fly). They were really bad by Casey's as well as by Buzz. Our stroller was literally swarmed with them. It was disgusting to try and shoo away hundreds of flies from our stroller. Even the CMs were saying stuff to us and apologizing for them.

To be honest, it is kind of rude to "not discount" someone stories, but certainly imply that people are wrong in what they are seeing and dealing with. Just because you weren't there/or didn't see them, doesn't mean that everyone who had to deal with them were incorrect.
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Old 05-25-2013, 12:43 PM   #272
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We are here and have been since 5/20 and have not had any sight of the problem flies. So weird how different everyone's experience is with them. But have had no issues with flies around.
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Old 05-25-2013, 02:46 PM   #273
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We are locals as well who go weekly (usually on Tues or Wednesday). I can attest to people saying these are FLIES, not love bugs. These were honest-to-goodness FLIES (small house fly). They were really bad by Casey's as well as by Buzz. Our stroller was literally swarmed with them. It was disgusting to try and shoo away hundreds of flies from our stroller. Even the CMs were saying stuff to us and apologizing for them.

To be honest, it is kind of rude to "not discount" someone stories, but certainly imply that people are wrong in what they are seeing and dealing with. Just because you weren't there/or didn't see them, doesn't mean that everyone who had to deal with them were incorrect.
My intent was not to be rude, but to inform. Bug repellent and sun screen are outdoor necessities that some people who are from out of state may not understand this time of year. We have lots if kinds of bugs. I was on a tram with people who were freaking out and calling love bugs flies
and worried they were going to be bitten by them. If there is a fly issue in various areas of the parks, I am sure Disney is doing what they can to combat the issue. Please don't perceive a slight where none was intended.
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Old 05-25-2013, 03:05 PM   #274
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We got eaten alive by flies after dark in the magic kingdom. They were the most painful bites ever!
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Old 05-26-2013, 07:34 AM   #275
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We were there from the 12th to the 16th and noticed the fly problem too. There were a few Love Bugs around but mostly what looked like smaller house flies.

Someone in line with us at Enchanted Tales with Belle commented that it was hatching season for flies and that by the end of the week it wouldn't be as bad.

I don't know if he was correct but it seems like the problem didn't last too long if nobody is seeing them now...
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Old 05-26-2013, 07:41 AM   #276
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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.
Yes, that is how my DD looks. She has an allergic reaction and it becomes swollen and has a large red bruised look about it. After 2 weeks hers is finally going away. Mine swell, then it starts to drain, and does this for days. I've encountered it on many trips and generally head to first aid when the swelling begins and they give me an ice pack, plus a gel for the itching.

As for the fly problem mentioned, they certainly were the regular "house fly" variety. They were not love bugs. We were in WDW from April 30-May 18 and yes the love bugs were there too. They are not a problem except the front of our car after driving to and from Vero Beach. I still think it's related to the large amount of rain we had late april and the first week of may. It rained for the first 5 days we arrived and never let up. I'm glad to hear that it's gotten better. I hate flys landing near my food and we encountered that inside and outside dining.
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Old 05-26-2013, 01:32 PM   #277
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Going in 2 weeks... Hope they are gone! Just bought some repellent wipes that say they are for biting flies! Hope i don't need them because i swell up from mosquito bites and i have a feeling fly bites will be worse!!
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Old 05-26-2013, 01:38 PM   #278
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Just returned yesterday and honestly saw very, very few flies. Saw the lovebugs but that was earlier in the week.
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Old 05-26-2013, 02:03 PM   #279
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We were at the parks 5/19 - 5/24 and saw a few flies... Just a few...If it weren't for this thread I probably would have thought nothing of it. We even ate at P.Bills and didn't have an issue.
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Old 05-26-2013, 02:11 PM   #280
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We were at the parks from 5/16-5/20 and didn't see any extravagant amount of flies, just a few here and there. Must have just been an influx from the few rainy days that they had a couple of weeks ago. I was paranoid after reading this thread, but DH and I joked all weekend that we were still looking for the flies.
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Old 05-26-2013, 02:44 PM   #281
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We were at Epcot and DHS last weekend and there were definitely flies, but not an overwhelming or swarming amount. I probably wouldn't have noticed except I had read this thread before our trip. Got lovebugs on the windshield on the way back to South Florida too.
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Old 05-29-2013, 10:46 PM   #282
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Any updates on the fly situation???
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Old 05-29-2013, 11:03 PM   #283
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Any updates on the fly situation???
gone but not forgotten...till the next thing comes along...had them at our place too gone
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Old 05-29-2013, 11:18 PM   #284
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Glad to hear they are gone... Will be there in 2 weeks!
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Old 05-29-2013, 11:38 PM   #285
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Glad to hear they are gone... Will be there in 2 weeks!
could be the dreaded FL State bird by then.....Mosquitos.... just kidding enjoy your trip WDW does an EXCELLENT job at killing those suckers
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