Flies on the beach?

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  1. RTR

    RTR Beach Comber

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    the flies were killing us on the beach today, bug spray did not seem to work. anyone have any good ways of keeping the flies away?
     
  2. Franny

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    The cactus spray seems to work best for black flies and also helps with yellow flies.
     
  3. lauralbardin

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    Where can you get cactus spray? We went today and left bc the black flies were bad:sosad:
     
  4. Jerry Lewis

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    For The Health of It in Blue Mountain Beach.
     
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    The flies turned our yard sale into a garage sale with the garage door closed. ;)
     
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    Seacrest Sundries has it!
     
  7. lauralbardin

    lauralbardin Beach Lover

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    Thanks! Will def have some in beach bag for our next visit!
     
  8. Franny

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    I believe Grayton corner Store sells it as well.
     
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    Anytime I have been at the beach and needed something....Seacrest Sundries has it! They are a wonderful addition to our end of 30-A!!!
     
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    We live in grayton, so will pick some up at for health of it or grayton general! Thanks! Hope it helps for our next visit to beach. Those black flies will send you home quick!
     
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    Thank you, thank you, thank you!
     
  12. RTR

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    fyi..for the health of it does not have any. they told me that the company was no longer in business and they could not get it anymore? don't know how accurate that is. off to grayton or seacrest for me.
     
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    jamnolfin Beach Lover

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    Theres not a whole lot you can do. When the wind blows out of the north they swarm on the beach, always have. 3 things that happen that inconvenience you, jellyfish, dogflies and redtide
     
  14. JoBu

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    I ordered some from:
    http://www.cactusjuicetm.com/index.php

    Their website lists the following businesses that carry it:

    Eastern Lake Nursery, For the Health of It, Modica Market, Seagrove Village Market Café, South Bay Ace Hardware.

    Don't know about the availability..just passing along what i ran across...

    See Ya'll in 12 days....(not that i'm counting or anything.....)
     
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    They are still in business, got 3 cases last week, and waiting on 3 more cases to be delivered today! We are a new retailer for them so we are not yet on their website, but we carry all their products! Their "Miracle Gel" is great for the bites in case you didn't get the protectant! And it is wonderful on subnburns too! Even better than aloe!
     
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    indianapolice Beach Comber

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    JoBu,
    What exactly is the product you recommend for Yellow flies? My wife got some bites last year in which she ended up going to the immediate care for because they became infected. I guess infection happens easily with these yellow fly bites? Thanks for all the input on here and we will definitely drop by and support our neighbors....thats what 30A is about....we owners must take care of our area!
     
  17. JoBu

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    GetawayOn30A...I can't say i recommend a specific product, but after reading this thread about 'cactus juice', I ended up ordering the Cactus Juice™ Eco-Safe Spray™ Formula (no sunscreen) from http://www.cactusjuicetm.com/index.php . We are coming down to 30A next weekend and didn't want to be without this stuff. (I'm assuming this is what the others are talking about.) I figured it was money well spent if the flies are bad. I have 2 small children who don't like bees or any other flying critters (except lightning bugs). So I made a $20 investment into their fun at the beach. Plus i'm hoping it works against North Alabama skitters...
     
  18. Teresa

    Teresa SoWal Guide Staff Member

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    Your only escape from black flies is getting in and staying in the water. Fortunately they don't swarm the beach often.

    When the yellow fly is out you stay in. Fortunately they are not beach goers. Yellow flies come and go. They don't stick around for long.
     

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