There’s plenty of water around the land of the East Branch of the Pemi. Based on many years of living here, the black flies hatch during the second week of May. By June the Mosquistos hatch too.They both are very hungry and one requires netting, unless the winds are brisk or there is cold weather.
The locals have always said that 90% of the insects are gone when there are 3 or more days of 90 degree weather. That’s why they are not so bad by July 4.
I rather be camping, hiking in the woods, and around a campfire without the bugs!