If you've been making the most of the outdoors while the weather is warm then chances are you've swatted away lots, and lots, and lost of blow flies.
You're not alone either.
Blow flies are at their worst this time of year but experts say the 2019 season is more unpleasant than normal, and the dry, drought conditions are to blame.
Department of Primary Industries' entomologist Joanne Holloway believes the flies seem to be "more annoying than usual".
Dr Holloway suspects the dry, windy conditions the region is experiencing could have something to do with it. She said the dry weather means there is more animal dung lying on the ground.
"We've had a lot of wind, and that brings the flies in," Dr Holloway said. "They're coming in from the warmer areas. The temperatures have helped them breed."
It's largely a seasonal effect. Flies are a little bit like us - they don't like it too hot or too cold.CSU Professor of Applied Ecology Geoff Gurr
Dr Holloway has also noticed the flies this year seem to be a little smaller.
"When they are smaller, they tend to get more anxious. They need more protein," she said.
Annoyingly, they are going to try to get that protein from people, or at least from the moisture on our skin.
"They're taking liquid up, like a sponge. They're mopping it up," Dr Holloway said.
"If we've got reduced stock out there - you'll notice this when you're out in a paddock - the flies will find you because you're the only one in the paddock and they're really good at sensing you."
CSU Professor of Applied Ecology Geoff Gurr said flies were traditionally bad at this time of the year.
"It's largely a seasonal effect. Flies are a little bit like us - they don't like it too hot or too cold," he said.
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