Purdue University states that black fly bites can leave different types of marks, from a small puncture located at the bite site to a large swelling the size of a golf ball. Reactions to black fly bites include headache,... More » Health Insect & Animal Bites

Like mosquitoes, flies bite to take blood from the host. Also like mosquitoes, they insert anti-coagulants into the bite to keep the blood from clotting. Horse flies have a particularly painful bite. More » Pets & Animals Bugs Flies

According to Real Simple, fly bites, including deer and horsefly bites, can be treated by washing the bite with soap and water and applying an ice compress to the bite for 15 minutes several times a day. Deer and horsefl... More » Health Insect & Animal Bites
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To treat fire ant bites, clean the area with soap and water, use topical steroid creams and cover the bite with a bandage, instructs HealthLine. Avoid scratching the bite, as this may cause infection and prolong healing. More » Health Insect & Animal Bites

Red fire ant bites are typically red and appear similar to hives, according to WebMD. Due to the sting, the bites itch and burn. Some bites can fill with pus and become painful to the touch. More » Health Insect & Animal Bites