Midges

Midges

The Florida Midge emerge from lakes in astronomical numbers, covering walls of homes, and forming heaps of wispy corpses under outdoor lights. They are sometimes called blind mosquitoes because when their multitudes are disturbed in their resting places on lake shore sedges, they rise up with a mosquito-like whine and fly clumsily away among the vegetation, as to recognize a good meal when it walks into their back yard. Actually, Midges do not feed during their short life of a day or two. Since they do not feed they do not bite as adult mosquitoes.

This is time enough for myriads of them to vanish down the gullets of swallows, dragonflies, and fish.

The larva of the Midge lives in the mud of lakes and low water areas where each constructs a small open-ended tube. Through which they draw a little stream of water from which they remove algae and microscopic debris. They act as the filter for our lakes and low water areas. 90% of all Midge activity takes place just before sundown.

PIC-midgeControl of the Midge is limited to reducing the lights around lakes and low water areas, stocking bodies of water with carp and goldfish, adding insect growth regulators to bodies of water, and light traps around the same bodies of water.

Collier Pest Control is also limited to controlling the source points of the Midge, but we have had very good success in controlling Midges at homes around Southwest Florida. We can treat your home with a special material in all areas that Midges would rest such as, front foyers, eaves, soffits, windows, doors, lanai areas, pool cages, and the garage. When Midges rest on areas where we have treated they will be controlled within a few minutes. It is very effective!

Call, 239-455-4300, Collier Pest Control today for a free estimate and a complete explanation on any of our services, or look us up on our web site at collierpestcontrol.com. Don’t let unwanted pests spoiling your beautiful Southwest Florida lifestyle. Remember, Florida does not have to be shared with insects!