Gnats are everybody’s favorite annoying, buzzy, tiny-winged insect. They’re one of many species of small flying insects that like to travel in swarms and mostly feed on plants and plant matter.
They’re most commonly known as nuisance pests instead of an actual danger, since they don’t cause extensive damage to homes or property. However, they are still problematic due to their capacity to carry and transfer pathogens.
Gnats are attracted, in most part, to moisture and decaying organic material. This could be mulch, leaves, food debris, or even the soil your house plants live in. Since wetness is their main draw, our best tip regarding gnat prevention is to stay on top of your home’s moisture control. Wipe up any spills as soon as they happen, rinse out and soda or beverage cans dry before tossing them in the recycling bin, and pay attention to potential plumbing problems like dripping faucets or loose pipes.
If you think you have a gnat problem and are interested in hiring My Pest Pros for the best gnat control available in VA and D.C., contact us today. If you’d like to learn more about the wide variety of different pests we help to prevent, look no further.