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firewatcher 05-23-2022 03:01 PM

Blackflies 2022!
 
Alright, folks... time is precious before the insect apocalypse... feel free to share any recent reconnaissance info to share regarding the status of black flies in different corners of the park. I'm hoping to get a night or two in this weekend, even if I need to bathe in garlic first!

DuctTape 05-23-2022 03:03 PM

May 14-15 black flies in West Canada Lakes. A few mosquitos too.

Wldrns 05-23-2022 03:28 PM

southwestern Adirondacks, mosquitoes were especially vicious yesterday after the recent hot humid weather. Black flies were out the week prior. Earliest black flies tend to annoy rather than bite, but the biting species are hatched out now.

Tug Hill 05-23-2022 03:40 PM

May 19th plenty of black flies in the Five Ponds Wilderness, and biting.

poconoron 05-23-2022 05:13 PM

Plenty of black flies in Ferris Lakes WF and they are beginning to bite.

Tick Magnet 05-23-2022 08:28 PM

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Buckladd 05-23-2022 09:24 PM

Been out turkey hunting in the Lake George area and it's been warm. More mosquitoes than black flies, so far.

nickUSA 05-24-2022 08:36 AM

Black flies were ferocious along the shores of Siamese Ponds and on the nearby peaks this past Saturday, but no issue on the trail in/out.

FTHR&DAGHTR 05-24-2022 10:06 AM

RULE OF THUMB: Black flies always from Mother's day to Father's day.

MTVhike 05-24-2022 03:43 PM

On Saturday, 5/21, I hiked partway up the North Trail to Giant. Insects weren't too bad, but I wore long sleeves and pants. The heat bothered me more. Then came the rain...

Tug Hill 05-24-2022 04:00 PM

Get ready, the deer flies are starting here on Tug Hill.

Buckladd 05-24-2022 07:55 PM

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Originally Posted by Tug Hill (Post 289990)
Get ready, the deer flies are starting here on Tug Hill.

Saw our first two today!

tenderfoot 06-02-2022 12:04 PM

Cedar River Flow 5/28-29 Swarmed but low biting
 
We were swarmed but I do not have a lot of bites to show for it. Cleared up a bit on the remain flow, away from the fast-moving water which I understand is their breeding ground

DuctTape 06-02-2022 05:38 PM

Cold River country May 28-30th, blackflies have been replaced with mosquitos.

Justin 06-02-2022 11:01 PM

So what you guys are saying is that it is black fly season again this spring?
And mosquitoes and deer flies are also starting to come out now too as the weather gets warmer?
Whoa? weird!

rickhart 06-02-2022 11:21 PM

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Originally Posted by tenderfoot (Post 290117)
We were swarmed but I do not have a lot of bites to show for it. Cleared up a bit on the remain flow, away from the fast-moving water which I understand is their breeding ground

They breed in fast-moving water but they travel loooong distances in their quest for blood (horizontal and vertical distances).

Buckladd 06-03-2022 10:28 PM

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So true..

rickhart 06-03-2022 11:09 PM

Lol!

Tug Hill 06-04-2022 06:33 AM

Buckladd, it’s funny, but probably true. Black flies, deer flies and mosquitos , probably do more to protect wilderness from the masses than anything else. The fact Old Forge and other communities spray and use bti to promote tourism is proof.

Zach 06-04-2022 10:14 AM

Tuesday was the worst day for me so far this year. Downtown Piercefield had black flies, mosquitos and deer flies all biting, and I was building a woodshed so I didn't have a hand free to swat them sometimes. I have more black fly bites than I've ever had at once before, somewhere around 100-200 at a guess.


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