When is the crane fly season over? I am really really scared of them?

I swear I’m a giant crane fly magnet and whenever there are crane flies within a mile of me they’ll find me and chase me, and I’m dead terrified of them. I noticed that there are more and more of them since the beginning of April. Does it have anything to do with the rain? When will they go away?

4 Responses to “When is the crane fly season over? I am really really scared of them?”

  1. Peter  on October 27th, 2011

    Oh really? It should go away on its own, lol. It’s possible that the rain is confusing their sense of smell.


  2. Yosemite Girl  on October 27th, 2011

    I’m sure they are nothing to be afraid of. Despite their common names, crane flies do not prey on mosquitoes as adults, nor do they bite humans. You have a higher chance of being stung by a bee than being bitten by a crane fly. Just think of them a different way. Just think they are regular flies. Crane flies are a food source for many birds. They are also susceptible to fungal infections and are a food source for many other insects. Try getting a bird if you want to. :]


  3. oikos  on October 27th, 2011

    Unless you are a plant, you have nothing to fear from crane flies.


  4. daniel g  on October 27th, 2011

    crane flies are totaly harmless to humans, they don’t even bite
    (or sting).
    they can be a bit of a nuisance when they are buzzing in front of your face, but your pet cat will hurt you long before a crane fly will.
    they should disappear in late fall.


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