Where can sand flies bite?

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Sand flies can bite a person anywhere on the persons body. A person can use sprays to avoid being bitten by the flies.

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Do sand flies bite you?

Yes, sand flies can bite humans to feed on blood. Their bites can cause skin irritation, swelling, and itching. In some cases, they can also transmit diseases such as Leishmaniasis. Applying insect repellent and wearing long clothing can help prevent sand fly bites.

Do fruit flies bite your head?

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Leishmaniasis is transmitted by sand flies which bite an infected dog and then bite another causing the transmission. Potentially humans can be infected in the same manner.

Is sand -fly bite or Leishmaniasis contagious?

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What are gnats that bite in the yard?

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What do you call a group of sand-flies?

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Are there sand flies in South Carolina?

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What small insects bite while flying over the lawn?

No-see-ums are small insects which bite while flying over the lawn. The insects in question (Ceratopogonidae family) also may be identified as biting midges, punkies, and sand flies.

Why do flies bite?

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Do fruit flies bite?

no. they have no teeth

Can flies bite dogs?

dought it