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Gnats sure are pesky. They always seem to appear together at inconvenient times, such as when you’re busy in the kitchen or hard at work in the office. Fungus gnats in particular can be bothersome; they enjoy damp spots, which sadly can include your plants. As gnats can harm your experience at home - not to mention the customer experience at a commercial property - the question arises: How do you get rid of gnats?
Check out some details about gnats below and tips for how to get rid of them. And if you’re experiencing a bad gnat infestation, get in touch with Western Exterminator. We will help you do away with the issue so your property is gnat-free.
Fungus gnats lay eggs on moist potting soil or organic debris. Larvae mature in the soil. You may notice fungus gnats in houseplants that have been overwatered as well as greenhouses. Locations such as hotel lobbies and commercial building atriums may also contain fungus gnats. Light attracts fungus gnats and you may see them on glass doors and windows. Fungus gnats may also be found around lawns that have been overwatered, along with areas that have recently been mulched.
Additionally, fungus gnats may also be found on building roofs that fail to drain correctly. It can create a problem when an air handling system pulls fungus gnats into a building.
Plants can enhance a space and create a positive atmosphere - but plant pests can definitely put a damper on that. Gnats are no exception. Fungus gnat management should focus on young fungus gnats rather than adults.
When you’re cooking dinner and gnats are flying around your head, this can distract you from the work at hand and time with family. Plus, these pests will make your home unattractive to guests, and we know you are eager to avoid that problem.
You should first try to tell what kind of pest you’re looking at - for example, whether it’s a gnat or a phorid fly. The creature’s small size may make it a little hard to distinguish what it is, but phorid flies have flattened parts of their back legs.
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