Wacky Pest Wednesday: Gnats
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 of pests out there: the gnat. Enjoy!
Oh gnats, one of the most annoying pests out there. Small and inherently hard to see, these critters are some of the worst pests out there, since they’re hard to keep at bay. Also, don’t let their small size fool you—the fully grown adults can make a nice, wholesome meal out of your blood, as it is required for the females to reproduce. Sure, they will typically feed on rotting and decaying food, but once the female needs to breed (and lay up to 300 eggs at once), she’ll be looking for a snack that is hidden in your veins.
Needless to say, with their ability to lay up to 300 eggs at once a gnat infestation can get out of hand pretty quick. What makes this situation worse is that they are now beginning to actively search for a place to hunker down for the winter, and your home makes for a prime option.
We would never want gnats in our home, and we doubt you would, either. To keep them out, do your best to limit the areas of entrance into your home, make sure screens are intact without any holes, and do 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 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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