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Old 07-10-2011, 11:48 AM
 
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does anyone know what exactly they are and why they only fly into your face and chest near sidewalk or grassy areas. its brutal as it makes me not want to ride my bike. i literally have o ride into oncoming traffic to avoid them. they started in june. th are extremely tiny and do not seem to leave a bite or anything. (they are not the no-see-ums near a beach or lake area) they are like suicide bombers of bugs as they literally die on impact. i had like a hundred on my chest while riding.

any help!!?? or chem free options. thank u so much!
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Old 07-10-2011, 02:32 PM
 
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They're either love bugs or knats. The best way to avoid it, is well, avoid them if you can them, if not, I usually run with a bandana or t-shirt covering my nose and mouth and always wear sunglasses. I look like I just robbed a bank but I rely on my running shorts and empty pockets to plead my innocence. Joking aside, there are no sprays or repellants that work. They seem to just flock to anything with body heat.
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Old 07-10-2011, 08:49 PM
 
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i guess they r just gnats because th elovebugs r more so seen when driving and even then i can tell because they are bigger and u kno they have the whole 2 head to one body type of deal lol

these gnats are a trip you are so right as i only feel them after they have suicided flying onto my face yet never see them.. it must be a body heat thing

crazy part is i used mytanktop to cover my nose an dmouth and can u believe a oncoming driver gave ME the finger.... as if my clothing or coverage offended him.. pl r quite strange. i think many ppl forget wat its like to run or bike and not be in their tanks excuse me cars lol

anyone else have insight. i appreciate it crane's rooster.... i thought i was th eonly one dealing with it
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Old 07-12-2011, 08:46 PM
 
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It seems like they get worse each season (twice a year). I go out of my way to rinse off my bumper after any highway driving. They will bake right through your paint!
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