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How to Treat for Blind Mosquitoes

The good news is that you'll never be bit, stung or have blood sucked out of you by blind mosquitoes. The bad news is that they're such a nuisance that their lack of bite provides little comfort. Learn more about blind mosquitoes and what can be done about them with advice from the MosquitoNix® Library.

Blind mosquitoes, also known as aquatic midges or gnats, typically breed in small lakes and rivers. Homes located near lakefronts might experience a severe blind mosquito infestation. Even if you don't live near a lake, swarms of blind mosquitoes might follow wind patterns right to your door.

These unusual insects, which are able to see despite their name, have a short life span due to their inability to feed. 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. When they reach your home, business or car, you'll often find them swarming wherever there's cool shade or flying around lights.

Adult blind mosquitoes only live a few days, and 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 ruin clothes, ceilings, linens and furniture. They can also damage the headlights, windshield and paint of cars when they collide with the car during driving.

Removing this mass of bugs from your property 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.

The professional insect removal team at MosquitoNix provides relief in the form of portable foggers and technologically advanced formulations that help you avoid major blind mosquito infestations. Contact our insect elimination professionals today for a friendly consultation and customized treatment service.