Do they? Or do they not? Sand Flies | DynaTrap Mosquito & Insect Trap
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Do they? Or do they not? Sand Flies

Sand Flies

They DO get caught by the DynaTrap!

Flying, biting, blood-sucking dipteran species of insects. Sand Flies painful bite and annoying persistence can ruin any day outdoors.

What do they look like?

Located mostly in water-front areas, these pests are tough to spot only being 3mm long. They have a brownish, gold coloring and hold their wings in a vertical V-shape. Their six legs stretch longer than their body itself. These small savages can only jump 20-40 cm. Therefore you will rarely find bites on your upper body. Sand Flies can transmit a number of diseases from their painful bites. These include: Cutaneous leishmaniasis, Visceral leishmaniasis, Sandfly fever, Carrion’s disease, Pappataci fever, and Vesicular stomatitis virus. These diseases can cause severe problems such as ulcers on your skin and damage to your internal organs. Most symptoms will include extreme itchiness and pain.

Like most species of insects, only female sand flies bite humans. They actually cannot develop eggs until they have a blood meal. The hosts of sand flies can be different. They include humans, reptiles, horses, deer, cattle, raccoons, birds, rodents, and more. Female and male sand flies both feeds off nectar. But it is clear that the females are the most destructive. Sand Flies are mostly active at dusk and dawn. If you’re near a water source at these times, be wearing long pants and closed shoes in case sand flies are lurking around. When sand flies do lay eggs, they lay them in batches of 30-70 in moist areas. It only takes a sand fly 1-3 weeks to complete its full transformation. When it’s complete, that’s when the biting begins.

How can we prevent this?

DynaTrap’s 3-way protection will do the trick. Like mosquitoes, sand flies are attracted to the CO2 humans emit. It’s never been so easy to attract these small, but mighty, attackers. With the DynaTrap’s pesticide-free technology, we are able to trap numerous harmful insects while keeping the rest of the environment safe from harm. DynaTrap will do all it can to keep you free from harmful and annoying bites.

Click the link to see what else the DynaTrap does and doesn’t catch!

 

 

Sand Flea Bites on Humans – Pictures, Treatment and Prevention

http://www.outbackcrossing.com.au/Information/Sand_Fly_Bites_and_Prevention.shtml