The fact that they are pestering me and not my chickens doesn't make them any less pests, does it? Actually I'd say they aren't pests as much as they are predators! Please, somebody has to have some ideas on how to get rid of them from the yard and how to treat bites! I was only out in the yard for little more than an hour. My ankles are shredded! I itch so badly that I'm afraid I'll have raw places if I start scratching. One bite on my arm has a huge welt. Benadryl gel and CamphoPhenique have had no effect.