How you can arm yourself against those pesky black flies

(BDN) — Jokingly referred to as the “Maine State Bird,” black flies are one aspect of the Maine outdoors that most people would prefer didn’t exist. Dotting the air in early spring, these tiny bugs have an annoying habit of flying into people’s eyes and ears. And their bites can be especially itchy. Particularly numerous in the spring and early summer, black flies persist in Maine well into the fall.

Source: WGME