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Horsefly season is here - how you can tell if you've been bitten and what you should do

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Cut through the noise by getting the day's biggest stories sent direct to your inbox As the UK has been hit with a week-long heatwave this summer, horsefly season is firmly upon us.

Temperatures in some parts of the country have exceeded 30C, with the hot and humid weather making ideal conditions for horseflies.

Thousands have taken to social media in recent days to complain about the pesky insects, with many saying they've been badly bitten.

One shared: "I’m destroyed with horsefly bites. One got infected last week. Horrific." READ MORE: Shy chihuahua duo need a new home in Manchester together Another said: "I was bitten by a horsefly today and stg [swear to God] I thought someone shot me in the leg." A third tweeted: "I’m covered in

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