General safety advice

  Preparation and things to take when you go out While dressing to leave the house: Cover exposed skin by wearing long sleeved tops and trousers. Apply insect repellent to exposed skin – repellents that contain 50% DEET (diethyltoluamide) are most effective. Avoid using products with strong perfumes, such as soaps, shampoos and deodorants –… More General safety advice


What do they look like? Why are they dangerous? Female horseflies have sharp cutting parts which can even saw through the skin of an ox, enabling them to drink their blood. Only the females bite, as they need protein to produce their eggs: the males feed solely on plants. The photograph above of a horsefly… More Horseflies