Omaha, Nebraska Gnats!

Omaha, Nebraska Gnats!

Gnats Control Omaha

Gnats are in Omaha since the beginning of time. Exterminators at Omaha Pest Control, Inc. have over 25 years experience with pest inspection, pest treatment and pest control of gnats and other pests.

Gnats Identification & Control

  • Latin Name: Order Diptera (Several Families) 
Gnat Appearance:

Gnats are small and long legged insects. They are often struggling and weak fliers.

Gnat Behavior, Diet & Habits:

Gnat is the common name for many small, winged insects in the fly grouping. Contrary to popular belief, these tiny flying insects are not “babies,” they are adults. These tiny insects could really be fruit flies or fungus gnats. Gnats can be biting or nonbiting and will feed on plants, other insects or blood. controlling these fruit flies and gnats is a never ending problem.

Gnats Biological Process

For some species, males assemble in large swarms known as ghosts. These swarms occur mostly at night in large fields and above streets. Gnat eggs are laid on land or water. Larvae may be mobile by way of rocks and water plants. Some species are excellent plant pollinators and feed on crop pests such as aphids and scales. Other gnats are crop pests themselves.

Females of some species, such as a black gnat or black fly, feed on blood. These gnats can carry parasites and spread diseases to humans and livestock. Numerous programs have been established throughout the world to control gnat populations.

More Information Of Gnat Control

The best control for fungus gnats is to identify plants that have wet soil and to let the soil dry before the next watering. This will kill the larvae in the soil. The adults can be removed with a vacuum cleaner from windows and from around the plants. For most populations, their food source must be located and corrected if possible. fruit should not be exposed to open air. Keeping the fruit in the refrigerator protects it from gnats and also prolongs the fruits period of ripeness. watering plants only when they need it will prevent fungus gnat infestations. Schedule a pest control inspection with Omaha Pest Control, Inc. if you are having difficulty ridding your home of these pests. Call us at (402) 250-0425 for a free inspection.

Other Control Methods

Traditionally, people use fly swatters to kill these pests. However, the most effective methods require positive identification of the insects, which is best conducted with the assistance of Omaha Pest Control, a pest control professional. Pesticides require careful applications, as they can be harmful to humans and pets if incorrectly applied.

Most of these methods address only adult specimens.

In order to properly treat an entire gnat infestation, including larvae, it is best to consult a professional at Omaha Pest Control at: (402) 250-0425

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