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Like clockwork, each summer brings various nusience pests, like mosquitoes, black flies, deer flies, and those lousy no-see-ums. Depending on the insect, some are only out for a few weeks, not the entire summer.
Luckily, due to the fact that Kodiak is on a mountain, you will enjoy frequent, pleasant breezes, so your stay should not be affected by most of these insects.
Look below to learn a little about these insects or click on the links to get an indepth look.
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BLACK FLIES

The insects are usually out in May of any given year. They are small, black insects and like to crawl on clothing to access your skin. Their bite, unlike the mosquito, is more of a laceration. They do not suck blood, they lap it up. I find they love to bite ears. Good news, they are detered by DEET.

DEER FLIES

Female deer flies are vicious, painful biters. They are slightly larger than house flies and mostly yellow or black with darker stripes on the abdomen. Some species have brilliant green or golden eyes with zigzag stripes. They are strong fliers and fortunatley are only out for a short period of time in June and July. What annoys most people is their incessant bussing around the head. Deer flies prefer to bite the highest point of their targets and are easily deterred by a hat or hood.
NO SEE UM'S

Sometimes referred to as a midge, these tiny, tiny little flies- less than an eighth-inch long- can bite you and you may not know it until you feel a slight itching of a bite in progress. When on your skin, the bite feels like a tiny pin prick and then it's gone. They are nocturnal and can not stand even the slightest breeze, so they are seldom a problem in the mountains.
MOSQUITOES

Like most other places, mosquitoes are biting by mid- May and throughout most of the spring and summer. DEET will also deter these pests as in the case of black flies.
DEER FLIES
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YOUR SEASONAL STAY IN RANGELEY, MAINE
There are many beautiful insects in Northern Maine, including this butterfly- its not a Monarch but a close relative- on a purple lilac,.. but then again there are some pest insects that are not soo elegant.
BLACK FLIES