SPOKANE-- Exactly one year ago we told you about black flies, and Spokane County health officials say they are back.
They’re invading the county, and the Spokane County Health District says to watch out.
Black flies are especially a nuisance to people living near running river and streams.
Liz Yancey says the flies couldn’t seem to stay off of her. She says the “little bastard was looking for flesh.”
Yancey, who lives near Mt. Spokane, was recently bitten all over hear neck and head.
“This [bite’s] going down. See how swollen it is? That one was big. It was all around. It was huge,’ she said.
She said not only did the bites hurt, but they gave her headaches.
The health district has received a higher number of calls related to flea bites that normal this season. Officials believe black flies are to blame.
It’s the second year in a row the flies have invaded Spokane County. Officials say wearing repellant could reduce your chance of getting bit, but Yancey says it didn’t stop the bugs from getting her.
The health district says black flies do no transmit diseases to humans.