We have done kidding in winter. It was lousy. We wont plan that again. The lack of bugs was great but the cold was a pain and the extra cost to run heat lamps was to much bother. We did spring kidding...that was great!! Very few bugs. Nice weather and the kids weaned on pasture. We have one goat we tried for summer kidding. She is due this Wednesday. She is a 2 year old Boer, FF. Back when we bred her the year seemed normal. But since then we have had record rain and heat and now the flies and mosquitoes are the worse I have ever seen in my life and I'm a tad past middle age. So now I am worried about the flies and mosquitoes bugging the kid/kids and the doe. She will have her goo flowing for awhile after the kids are born and I am thinking flies! That ripe utter is attractive to the mosquiteos, no hair in the way when they feast. And the kid/kids, it/they will have the cord drying. That sounds like another fly attractor and with being newborns I worry about the mosquitoes feasting them to insanity too. Do I have reason to worry about flies and mosquitoes? I know us humans have been going crazy its so bad. We can escape some of it by coming into the house but both bugs even follow us indoors. This is a nightmare year. Can I do anything to help keep these bloodsucking bugs from bothering a new mom and her kid/kids? One good thing, fly strike hasn't been a problem not even with our long tailed sheep. (we dont dock our woolies) Its just horse, deer, and house flies. Oh and flood mosquitoes by the millions. Thanks for any input.