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Green heads

Merchantville, New...
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Green heads

we stayed for a week on 10th street in Brigantine end of june. We will never go back the greenheads are so bad. I was surf fishing stayed 5 minutes could not take the flys anymore

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New York City, New...
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1. Re: Green heads

Are they there only July

Philadelphia/Atlanti...
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2. Re: Green heads

Not true. Me & DH were attacked by greenheads in Brigantine on 6/25/2017

NJ
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3. Re: Green heads

they start in early june and remain persistent this is why I stay away from John Forsythe Wildlife management area until the fall!!!

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4. Re: Green heads

Are green heads a problem now? We are going to be there for a week starting on Saturday.

Philadelphia/Atlanti...
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5. Re: Green heads

I highly suggest y'all buy and bring strong bug repellant. I had Repel and ran out and am not happy with Cutter. And I was attacked on 6/25 & 7/7 in Brigantine. On 6/26, DH tried to take wildlife photos at the AC Artwalk inbetween the marina casinos and was promptly chased back to his auto by greenheads before photo one was taken

Bedford Hills, New...
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6. Re: Green heads

Yes! We are here now and they are bad!! Someone said it gets better toward the end of July, but I'm not sure!! We are using 'Cactus Juice' spray (from any of the souvenir shops), which sometimes seems to help and sometimes it doesn't. Apparently if you are further south they are not as bad.

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I have yet to figure out a good strategy. BUT. The water will wash off the repellant. Greenheads seem to prefer wet skin. When exiting the ocean and toweling off, they'll be attacking legs when toweling off the top or attack the top if trying vice~versa. We've tried meeting humans emerging from water with spraycans and this doesn't work as the wet skin dilutes and/or rinses off the repellant and then they need to towel off anyways so this wipes off the repellant. If y'all figure something out, please post

Mullica Hill, New...
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8. Re: Green heads

Greenheads tend to be most active in July and August, but June...September...anytime when there's heat, and especially a land breeze, really keeps them active. The OP was upset about Brigantine, but the fact is anywhere along the coast it was probably bad. He could go back a few hours later if the breeze shifted and have no problem with them.

If someone finds a repellent than works, shout it out from the mountaintop (or the beach sand). Those pesky things are immune to almost anything. I'll actually bring a few battery operated fans with me to try to keep them away, with varying results.

Staten Island, New...
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9. Re: Green heads

Hempstead LI has installed a fly trap/box in various locations as it is a large problem out there as well.

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Northampton, PA
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10. Re: Green heads

Just got back from a really nice stay in north brigantine. House was great and it is a really quaint town with good restaurants and easy access to a.c. However, the green heads were awful. Even off the beach, sitting out on a patio they were bad. I can't tell you how many I killed. Skin so soft seemed to help, but you had to reapply constantly. It's a shame because we really liked it there, but I would think twice next time if I had the chance to stay in July or August.

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