Pesky. Annoying. Nuisance. These are words typically used to describe no-see-ums, those tiny flying insects that bite. And their bites really do sting. Nobody wants to experience no-see-ums bugging them, but it happens a lot, especially in South Florida. It seems there’s no escaping them, but there are ways to fight back, and that doesn’t include no-see-um repellants or no-see-um traps (which may not work). Here is how you can make no-see-ums disappear.

What is a No-See-Um?

No-see-ums, which evolved from a family of biting flies, are also referred to as biting midges, biting gnats, and punkies. These blood-sucking gnats are less than 3 mm long – hence their name. They’re so small that you can barely see them, and unfortunately, their size makes it easy for them to fly through screen doors or windows. Your lanai won’t even give you much protection from no-see-ums. But here’s a tip for spotting them – they travel in swarms, so if you see a “cloud” of itsy-bitsy flying bugs, take precaution.

Do No-See-Ums Spread Diseases Through Their Bites?

No-see-um bites are painful and irritating, and when they bite, they bite you more than once – we’re talking repeatedly. Their bites lead to a burning sensation and are followed by welts on your skin, which can be easily treated with over-the-counter medicines. But can no-see-ums infect you with diseases? Fortunately, unlike some mosquitos, no-see-ums do not carry diseases.

No-See-Ums Are Busy Bodies

No-see-ums love water, and they’re most active at dawn and dusk, although some species are busy during the nighttime. And while they’re most prevalent in June and July, they are present year-round. You may have even noticed that they’re pretty active these days. They seem to be everywhere – and they must go away!

What Repels No See Ums?

So – what’s the best way to get rid of no-see-ums? Short answer – the best mosquito misting system – SWAT Mosquito Systems®️.  Studies show that some oils help repel mosquitos and no-see-ums. One of them is pyrethrum, a biodegradable repellent derived from the chrysanthemum flower, which is what we use in our one-of-a-kind custom-designed misting system.  We leverage a variety of other powerful botanical products to repel biting insects.  We designed our state-of-the-art misting system and its contents to ensure it doesn’t harm your landscape or family, but effectively keep mosquitos and no-see-ums away.

Let Us Help You Get Rid of No-See-Ums

Keep mosquitoes and no-see-ums out of your yard with our mosquito misting system, which works around the clock to keep these annoying biting insects away and ensure you can enjoy the outdoors without interruption. Call SWAT Mosquito Systems®️ at 1-866-900-7928 and find out how our licensed technicians can help you get rid your yard of no-see-ums and mosquitos.


Mosquitos, no-see-ums, and other biting insects – when you’re living in Florida, it’s a given that you’ve encountered all variety of bugs while outside. Being bitten by these insects is never pleasant, which is why many look for ways to get rid of these pests for good. While we primarily utilize repellents at SWAT Mosquito Systems®️ to keep biting insects away, we still often get asked, “How long do sprays take to kill bugs?” Today, let’s consider how different sprays can impact your approach to keep these mosquitos and no-see-ums at bay.

Different Methods of  Eliminate Mosquitos

When it comes to biting insects, the time it takes to kill them can vary based on a lot of variables. Most importantly, what kind of spray is being used? There are many different sprays on the market. Our mosquito misting systems use pyrethrum, a  natural, botanical insecticide that is environmentally friendly and has several major advantages over chemically synthesized insecticides including its rapid breakdown in the environment and its lack of insect resistance.

We also use Zero-Bite, a natural and botanical insect repellent.  We also offer a rosemary oil-based product, with EcoSmart Botanicals™, is USDA National Organic Program Compliant. Rosemary has been used for centuries to keep mosquitoes and other pests away. EcoSmart products have no adverse effect on children, pets, wildlife or the environment and also will not contaminate water sources.

The Danger of Mosquito Sprays

Of course, if your goal is to kill the mosquitos outright, there are other concerns you should consider with mosquito sprays. If they use synthetic ingredients, many can be toxic to the environment, which can have an unintended impact on your landscaping. Additionally, most sprays made for killing insects will kill more than just the biting insects like no-see-ums and mosquitos, which can lead to unintended consequences.

Beyond these concerns, there is also the reality that simply killing mosquitos and other biting insects doesn’t stop the root of the problem. They will continue to breed, which means an endless cycle of active spraying to eliminate the insects. Instead, using a mosquito repellant can be a much more sensible alternative.

Leveraging Mosquito Repellant in Your Yard

So, the next time you ask “how to kill mosquitos” you might want to pause and reconsider your approach. Using a mosquito misting system can be a powerful option to spray mosquito repellant. Instead of focusing on killing the biting insects, your focus is on keeping them away. This way, you can enjoy the outdoors without paying a second thought to these once pesky no-see-ums and mosquitos. Call SWAT Mosquito Systems®️ at 1-866-900-7928 and find out how our licensed technicians can help you today.


SWAT Mosquito Control Systems are the finest mosquito misting systems in the business. That isn’t just something we say – it’s something we truly mean. We set out to create the perfect outdoor environment for every one of our customers, whether they are residential or commercial. At SWAT Mosquito Systems®️, our clients always come first. Don’t believe us?  Here’s why you should choose SWAT Mosquito Systems®️ over other mosquito control companies.

The Best Mosquito Control System on the Market

There are quite a few mosquito misting systems on the market today in Florida. Acting much in the same way as a sprinkler system might, these systems are installed around the perimeter of a property and provide a mist designed to repel mosquitos and other biting insects.  Many of these systems, however, are simply cookie-cutters, using inferior parts and not tailored to the specific needs of each property. Worse, many of these companies don’t specialize in mosquito control, so they offer little regarding practical assistance or support.

At SWAT Mosquito Systems®️, we specialize in mosquito misting systems. In fact, it’s all we do. This means that we provide the best service, the best support, and most importantly, the best mosquito misting systems on the market today.

We are industry experts and pioneers in the field of biting insect control systems. All of our systems are built to the precise needs of our clients, using only the most technologically advanced, most durable, and finest-quality parts. This dedication to ensuring each misting system is just one reason that sets our misting systems apart from the rest.

The SWAT Difference

Sure, our misting systems can’t be beaten. After all, they use only the highest-quality components and cutting-edge technologies to ensure your yard or commercial space is an insect-free zone. But what really sets us apart from other companies is our commitment to our customers.

When you choose a SWAT Mosquito Mist System for your property, you are choosing years of worry-free, insect-free, and most importantly, hassle-free living.  All of our misting systems are fully installed by one of our trained members of staff, who is fully trained and certified. We don’t outsource our installations to contractors. Our expert staff will personally install and maintain your misting system to ensure it is functioning perfectly and your yard is free from mosquitos, no-see-ums and other biting insects.

Our commitment to customer satisfaction goes far beyond just simple installation. We will always do whatever it takes – no matter what – to ensure our customers are 100 percent satisfied with their misting system. Not only that but at SWAT Mosquito Systems®️, we provide warranties on the performance of our systems and a money back guarantee. Try and find another misting systems company that offers that! At SWAT, we provide you with perfect peace of mind.

Get Rid of Biting Insects Once and For All With SWAT!

If you are looking for a long-term, eco-friendly solution to all your insect problems, contact SWAT Mosquito Systems®️ today. We only use a biodegradable chrysanthemum-based spray for our mosquito repellent systems, as we firmly believe in family-friendly and eco-friendly methods of insect repellant that are just as effective as artificial counterparts.

With our one-of-a-kind mosquito misting system, we have been effectively eliminating mosquitoes, no-see-ums, flies and other pesky insects that bother South Florida residents for years. Give us a call today at 1-866-900-SWAT (7928) to learn what SWAT Mosquito Systems®️ can do for you and your home.


Did you see that little bug?  If it was a no-see-um, probably not. What is a no see um? They’re small, blood-sucking gnats just barely visible to the naked eye. They’re actually from a family of biting flies. But unlike their much bigger cousin, you can’t see no-see-ums. You may not be able to see them, but you will definitely feel their bite. These pesky little bugs can inflict big pain, and like mosquitos, only the females bite. They prefer warm weather and love hanging out along coastal areas with lots of water and marshland.  Some people call no-see-ums biting gnats, while others call them biting midges, but everyone calls them annoying.

How Big Are No-See-Ums?

No-see-ums are really small. They’re only about 0.03 inches long, which is even smaller than fleas.  And because they’re so tiny, they can easily fit through screens on windows, doors, and on your lanai. These slow-movers usually travel in swarms.

Do No-See-Ums Bites Hurt?

No-see-um bites are painful. And to think, you didn’t see it coming. Even after you feel that powerful sting and go to swat whatever’s biting you, you see nothing at all, because the attacker is so small. Adding to the biting drama, it could take hours to even days before you’ll notice the large, red welts on your skin that these biting bugs leave behind. If you suffer from allergies, you may experience extreme itchiness.

How Do I Treat No-See-Um Bites?

Treating no-see-um bites is fairly simple. Wash the area with soap and warm water, and apply rubbing alcohol. If there’s swelling, apply ice packs. You can also use over-the-counter medicines, such as calamine lotion and hydrocortisone cream to help relieve the itching, but try not to scratch the itch. The aloe vera plant also works well for both the itching and the pain. If your condition gets worse, see a doctor.

When Do No-See-Ums Come Out?

These warm-weather lovers come out mostly in the summertime, though they can be present year-round in some parts of South Florida. They’re most active at dawn and dusk, which are peak biting times, and usually gather poolside or near any other standing pools of water. No-see-ums actually breed in moist dirt (they love damp soil).

No-See-Um Prevention

When outside, you can take some of the same precautions for no-see-ums that you take for mosquitos, including:

  • Drain or cover any standing water.
  • Keep your grass, shrubbery, and bushes trimmed.
  • Try to keep moving to avoid these slow-flyers.
  • Keep lighting to a minimum, since they’re attracted to lights.
  • Protect your property with a mosquito misting system.

How to Get Rid of No-See-Ums

As we just mentioned, a misting system is the best way to handle no-see-ums, mosquitos and other biting insects. Here at SWAT Mosquito Systems®️, we use rosemary-based sprays and a botanical product – pyrethrum. Both are environmentally-friendly pesticides. Our state-of-the-art no-see-um and mosquito misting system is fully automated. It only needs to spray 2 to 3 times a day for 30 to 50 seconds each. You set the timer, for what works best for your schedule.

Reclaim Your Back Yard

It’s time for you to start enjoying your outside property again. Call the best mosquito-control company in South Florida – SWAT Mosquito Systems®️. We’ll come out and discuss your battle with no-see-ums and mosquitos and how we can help you reclaim your back yard. We’re the largest and most respected mosquito control company in Florida. Contact SWAT Mosquito Systems®️ at 1-866-900-7928 to schedule an appointment for a free estimate on our mosquito mist system.