This morning I was working with my friend Christine in her garden and there were many of them flying around. My instinct is to hide behind whoever is near me. I know they won't hurt me but I shriek and flinch every time they get close. They only work on rotting fruit.
I'm sure it's because I had trauma. Over 25 years ago I had one fly in the open window of my car when I was driving on the freeway. I freaked out and had to pull off and get out!
I wish they didn't bother me. Well, only about 6 more weeks of them. What critters do you have in your garden?