Gnat Control Services in Tallahassee

Did you know gnats and mosquitos are the same species? Pests like these can be an annoyance from early Spring until the hotter summer months arrive in mid-to-late June. Gnats have become more prevalent in Florida due to months of heavy rain, which has increased pressure and humidity. Thankfully, Mosquito Joe of Tallahassee provides gnat-repellent services, so you can return to enjoying your backyard swat-free!

What are Gnats attracted to?

Many things in your yard can attract gnats and create breeding conditions for them. Gnats require two things in order to reproduce – moisture and 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

A Gnat’s Life Cycle

In about 30 days, a gnat will go through all the stages of its life. During this time, the male gnats will swarm at dusk and mate with the female that has joined the swarm. From there, The female gnat will lay 300 eggs and a total of 1,000 eggs throughout her lifetime.

“The typical gnats on your property are not a human health issue and more of a nuisance. However, you may experience an itching sensation if a large amount of them are present and the Eye Gnat can be quite bothersome.” Says our own David Price – Associate Certified Entomologist and Mosquito Joe Director of Technical Services. “However, by reducing areas in your yard that help them breed you’ll keep the population under control.”

How Mosquito Joe of Tallahassee can protect your yard:

Mosquito Joe of Tallahassee can assist you in getting rid of gnats in your Florida yard. Gnats are attracted to moisture, fruits and vegetables, and decaying organic matter. Many of these can be found outside, near garbage cans and sewage systems, as well as in 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 of them 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 expert technicians can remove those pesky gnats and get your family back to spending quality time in the great outdoors. Give Mosquito Joe of Tallahassee a call at (850) 772-0664 to get a free quote.

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