Gnat Control in North Shore and Queens, New York

Did you know that gnats are in the same order as mosquitoes? “Gnat” is the common name for many species of small, winged, biting insects related to flies. What we refer to as gnats includes fruit flies, midges, sandflies, no see ums, and fungus gnats, among over a thousand other species. These annoying pests tend to be around bugging us from early Spring until those warmer Summer temperatures kick in around mid to late June. Luckily, Mosquito Joe of North Shore Long Island, NY offers gnat repelling services, letting you enjoy your yard swat-free!

What Attracts Noseeums and other Gnats?

Many things in your yard may attract and produce breeding conditions for gnats. Gnats require two things in order to breed – moisture and some type of rotting organic matter.

Here are a few things that may be attracting gnats to your yard:

  • Overwatering your lawn
  • Build-up of grass clippings
  • Rotten logs
  • Dead plants
  • Unremoved stumps

Gnat Life Cycle

Gnats will move through their life cycle in approximately 30 days. During this time, the male gnats will swarm at dusk and mate with the female who has entered the swarm. From there the female gnat will lay 300 eggs and a total of 1,000 eggs during her lifetime. While most gnats are harmless, the buffalo gnat does bite. However, by reducing areas in your yard that help them breed you’ll keep the population under control!

How to Get Rid of Noseeums, and Other Gnats Outside:

Mosquito Joe of of North Shore Long Island, NY is here to help you get rid of gnats in your yard. Gnats are attracted to moisture, fruits and vegetables, and decaying organic matter. Many of these can be found outside near garbage cans, sewers, and even your garden.

Here are some tips for those trouble areas around your home:

  • Place rotting fruit and vegetables in closed containers or bags in garbage cans and dispose as soon as possible
  • Let waterbeds dry between each watering of plants and gardens
  • Get rid of decaying organic matter such as leaves
  • Avoid using moss beds

Our service professionals are equipped with the necessary tools and service treatments to rid your yard of outdoor pests, including those pesky gnats in Long Island and Queens. Give Mosquito Joe of North Shore Long Island, NY a call today at 631-458-5810 or request a free quote online to get started.