Home remedy for yellow fly bites...

Yellow flies are evil creatures. They can make your life miserable. Beware if you're headed to the beach, especially the Florida Panhandle this month. The yellow flies were so bad in Rosemary and Alys last week that we were forced indoors. The beach itself is safe because of the breeze. After several days of severe itching, we found this home remedy for yellow fly sting relief, as well as mosquito, chigger and jelly fish bites. Note: Some people are highly allergic. I met one girl who had to be taken to the emergency room for a cortisone shot.


1 tsp. baking soda
1/3 cup ammonia (Windex is mostly ammonia)
1/3 tsp. papain (meat tenderizer)
1 crushed aspirin

Mix thoroughly and store in refrigerator. When needed, shake well, apply with cotton swab and rub briskly.

If you're planning to hang at the beach -- or woods -- this summer, you can rig one of these super-sized fly traps up in a tree close to your house or tent.

These were hanging in Alys. As you can see, they work.

A closer look…

Instructions for how to make one.

I hope this helps those of you headed to the beach or camping. My advice is to whip up a batch of this remedy and have it on hand for the summer.

Good luck!

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