Wacky Pest Wednesday: Gnats

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A very happy Wednesday to all of you Tri-County Pest Control fans out there, and welcome to our latest edition of Wacky Pest Wednesday.  Today, we invite you to join us as we talk about one of the smallest (but arguably one of the most annoying) pests out there: the gnat. Enjoy!

If the words in the dictionary had a picture besides them, you would undoubtedly find a gnat next to the words “annoying,” “nuisance,” and “hassle.”  Being that they are small and incredibly hard to see, it’s pretty difficult to get them under control once you have a problem—you may not be able to see them, and the rate at which they reproduce (300 eggs at once) means that your problem can continue for the foreseeable future.  What’s worse is that a fully-grown adult gnat much prefers snacking on your blood more so than eating the leftover fruit lying around, making the gnat a painful resident of your home over the winter.

You may think of gnats as a summertime pest, but they are pretty active in the winter, too, as they search for a place to hide and wait out the cold.  A house makes for the perfect spot for a gnat to sit and wait, since it has running water, heat, and of course, plenty of food. That being said, prevention in the best defense when it comes to gnats.  To keep from coming inside this winter, do your best to limit the areas of entrance into your home, making sure that screens are intact without any holes. Also, try your best to regularly throw out rotting fruit and vegetables, since the strong smell with attract gnats far and wide.    

Did you know that female gnats will travel upwards of 40 miles just to breed?  Just goes to show how determined these critters are to making your life a miserable one if a few can get inside your home.  Do your part to look out for your family, and feel free to give us a call today for a customized defense plan to keep out all sorts of creepy crawlies and flying pests.

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