Gazette-Virginian cites UMaine Extension information about deer flies

In a column about managing deer flies in the garden, the Gazette-Virginian cited information from University of Maine Cooperative Extension stating that the “natural predators of deer flies include frogs, toads, spiders, wasps and hornets, dragonflies and birds such as the killdeer.” To manage deer fly populations, the column says gardeners should limit or eliminate their use of pesticides and synthetic fertilizers to keep these predators around. The News Progress (South Hill, Virginia) shared the Gazette-Virginian column.