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Pest advice for controlling Gnats

The insect normally referred to as a gnat is actually a small mosquito – correct name: Culex pipiens. It is common in gardens on warm evenings. Another species, the true Window Gnat, is a slow-flying insect about 8mm long with wings more rounded than those of the mosquito.

The wings are strongly veined with dark tips. Eggs of the Window Gnat are laid on rotting fruit or vegetables or other moist food and the larvae may contaminate home-made wines or honeycombs.

How to get rid of Gnats

The Window Gnat tends to stay on windows and is therefore easily killed by a good swat, or by spraying with a fly killer aerosol.

For a heavy Gnat infestation, we would recommend you contact professional pest control company to administer a professional treatment to solve the problem. A trained professional will have the technical knowledge and access to a range of professional use products and equipment which are not available to the public.

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