Blandford flies

With the warmer weather summer brings it also brings the Blandford Fly which could invade the country, so its best to be aware of how to deal with these tiny bloodsuckers.

May through to July is peak season for these insects and if bitten by one, you could become quite ill.

The Blandford fly usually flies low to the ground and targets peoples ankles and legs. If you happen to be unfortunate enough to be bitten by one of these you should clean and dry the bite, but under no circumstances should you scratch it. To help you could try a cold compress or calamine lotion to cool it down.

More serious reactions to a Blandford fly bite include swelling in the groin, blistering and fever.

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