Blind mosquitoes, also known as aquatic midges or gnats, typically breed in small lakes and rivers. While these pint-size pests won't bite or sting you, they're still a nuisance that needs to be dealt with. Learn more about blind mosquitoes and what can be done about them with advice from the MosquitoNix® Library.
Blind mosquitoes need to live in moist areas in order to breed. They typically breed in small lakes and rivers, so lakefront homes may experience a severe blind mosquito infestation during the peak season. Even if you don't live near a lake, swarms of blind mosquitoes might follow wind patterns right to your door, disrupting your life and ruining your outdoor plans.
Despite their name, blind mosquitoes are able to see. However, they can't successfully feed, leading to a severely reduced life span. However, they breed in such large numbers that they can easily take over entire neighborhoods, causing havoc by flying in ears, eyes and mouths. Luckily, you won't catch any diseases from blind mosquitoes, but these encounters can gross you out and ruin your day. When they reach your home, business or car, you'll often find them swarming wherever there's cool shade or flying around lights.
Because they can't feed once they've reached adulthood, fully grown blind mosquitoes only live for a few days. While that may seem fortunate, the bugs usually drop dead in doorways, on sidewalks and even on cars, piling up 2 or 3 inches high. At home or the office, they can stain paint and other wall finishes. They can also ruin clothes, ceilings, linens and furniture, causing hundreds of dollars of damage in a matter of days. They can also damage the headlights, windshield and paint of cars when they collide with the car during driving.
If your home is being overrun by blind mosquitoes, removing them can be a challenge. It requires attentive effort, and worse, the stains they leave behind must be washed out. Bugs accumulating inside buildings can stain walls permanently, which can lead to a constant cycle of cleaning wall surfaces and re-touching paint. Another annoyance is the foul odor that penetrates your nostrils. As they decay, blind mosquitoes have a smell that is similar to rotting fish.
Getting rid of a blind mosquito infestation is nearly impossible to do without professional help because of their sheer numbers. When there's an abundance of organic matter nearby, they'll continue breeding non-stop from April through November, resulting in months of distress for homeowners.
Fortunately, the professional insect removal team at MosquitoNix provides relief from blind mosquitoes in the form of portable foggers and technologically advanced formulations. Contact our insect elimination professionals today for a friendly consultation and customized treatment service.
What are blind mosquitoes?
Blind mosquitoes are a type of flying insect. Unlike other breeds of mosquitoes, blind mosquitoes don't bite or sting.
What is the life span of a blind mosquito?
Blind mosquitoes typically live for a few days, but they breed quickly and numbers increase exponentially, leading to an infestation. Blind mosquitoes usually breed in wet areas like lakes or rivers.
How long is blind mosquito season?
Blind mosquito season runs from April through November. Because they require access to water to breed, numbers may be slightly lower during drought years.
How can I get rid of blind mosquitoes?
Blind mosquitoes are hard to get rid of, so it's a good idea to bring in a professional. Using a combination of targeted treatment products and the latest innovations, MosquitoNix can successfully identify and treat a blind mosquito infestation to remove the pests and give you back your home.