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.