Swarm of gnats/midges seen in a grassy field during sunset

Gnat Control Services in Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill

Did you know that gnats are in the same order as mosquitoes? These annoying pests tend to be around bugging us from early Spring until those warmer summer temperatures kick in around mid to late June. Luckily, Mosquito Joe of Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill offers gnat repelling services, letting you enjoy your yard swat-free!

What Attracts Gnats?

Many things in your yard may attract and produce breeding conditions for gnats. Gnats require two things in order to breed – moisture and some type of 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

Gnat Life Cycle

Gnats will move through their life cycle in approximately 30 days. During this time, the male gnats will swarm at dusk and mate with the female who has entered the swarm. From there the female gnat will lay 300 eggs and a total of 1,000 eggs during 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 to get rid of gnats outside:

Mosquito Joe of Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill is here to help you get rid of gnats in your yard. Gnats are attracted to moisture, fruits and vegetables, and decaying organic matter. Many of these can be found outside near garbage cans, sewers, and even 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 trained technicians are equipped with the necessary tools to rid your yard of pesky gnats and make outside fun for you and your family. Give Mosquito Joe of Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill a call today at 919-926-8851 for a free quote!