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Fungus Gnats

Fungus Gnats

Plenty of times, you must have wondered how insects invade our homes in large numbers. Not only do they keep buzzing around and fall on our food, some even bite which at times can prove fatal. Gnats are no exception and they too belong to the huge family of insects. There are plenty of varieties among gnats. Some are harmless while others do bite. The gnats which bite are namely the midgets, eye gnat, black fly gnats etc. Hence, extermination of gnats becomes essential and ought to be done on a priority basis. Here are some tips for getting rid of gnats.


You would mostly find these gnats feeding on rotten food and wet areas. These gnats mostly feed on rotten fruits and their favorites are usually banana and orange. It is very important that you throw the rotten food out immediately and store all other food properly. The alarming aspect of gnat menace is that they lay eggs in hundreds and develop in to full grown gnats very quickly. This is precisely the reason why you need to exterminate gnats quickly.


Extermination of Gnats


If you find gnats buzzing around your house, you can be pretty sure that they must have laid eggs in some part of your house. One of the most basic steps towards gnat extermination is that you need to keep your surroundings clean. The food must be properly covered and all the fruits must be safely kept inside the refrigerator. It is a great idea to use window fly nets to prevent the gnats from entering your house. But some gnats are so small that they manage to squeeze through the tiny hole. In order to overcome this problem, you can use nets that are finely woven.


As discussed earlier, the gnats are also found near wet and damp areas. These gnats are known as fungus gnats. If you have plenty of plants inside the house or if you have a huge garden, you are most likely to find fungus gnats all over. These fungus gnats mainly feed on the fertilizers used to nourish the plants. If you have pots with plants inside your house, it would be good if you do not pour excess water. Extermination of fungus gnats is essential as they breed very fast and can cause havoc if left unattended.


Among the gnats, the black eye gnats are very dangerous as they bite and cause diseases. In order to exterminate black eye gnats, you may use repellent sprays which are quite effective. The midge gnats can prove to be extremely irritating as they are drawn towards lights and some even bite. Hence, you can opt for sodium lights as these keep the midge gnats away. It is very important to exterminate the gnats as they are quite irritating and also bite.


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