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Noseeums and Biting Midges Resurface in Search of Moisture

The noseeums and other biting midges are out in force. Listen to the news story carefully. Noseeums HATE dry condition’s, which is causing the outbreaks. The noseeums are coming out of their ordinarily most habitat in search of water closer to the surface. The noseeums mostly bite from the knee down. When out at dawn and […]

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Nature and Natural Force

No-see-ums. Those awful little pests. They belong to the family of biting flies known as Ceratopogonidae. Depending on where you live or visit, the U.S., Canada… Scotland, no-see-ums are referred to by many names. No-see-ums have been called biting midges, midgies, punkies, five-Os, pinyon gnats, black gnats, knotts, moose flies, valley black flies, devil flies, […]

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No-see-ums Love Animals Too

It’s easy to forget about the swarms of no-see-ums when you’re somewhere they aren’t present year-round. Soon enough though, you remember fast. You aren’t alone. Just as much as you don’t like the no-see-ums and their awful bites, your pets are right there with you. Danger lurks, but we can battle the pests together, us […]

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The Man-Made Creation of Infestation

Engineers across the country and other places in the world take their ideas of beautiful developments from the drawing board to reality by destroying and building atop of wetlands and swamplands. Eliminating natural drainage and water retention areas, they have to then create man-made drainage lakes and streams to prevent lands from turning into unwanted […]

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Fear the Bite? We Don’t.

In some areas, no-see-ums, mosquitoes, and other biting insects are ever-prevalent, but even so, some times of the year are worse than others. Here in No No-See-Um’s home state of Florida, as with many other states and countries, summer means bugs. A LOT of them. Don’t Get Bug-Bummed The problem with this, is most of […]

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How to Battle What You Can’t See

Wait. I’m getting bit by what? How do you know it’s there if you can’t see it? If you’re getting bit by “phantom” bugs, you could very well have a no-see-um issue on your hands, aaand  your arms and your legs and your… sounding familiar? Chances are you aren’t a fan of the incessant itching […]

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No-see-um? No I haven’t.

What is a no-see-um? Some people haven’t heard of a no-see-um, but those who have, know them very well. A no-see-um is a tiny flying insect, measuring only about 1/16th-1/8th of an inch. They are almost impossible to see, but you can surely feel them… eventually at least. Under a microscope,they look like a smaller […]

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How to Get Rid of Noseeums

If you live in or have ever visited a tropical area with a lot of standing water you know what a no-see-um is. You also know how frustrating it can be to enjoy the outdoors when these tiny insects are ever present and consistently on the attack. Back in the day, homeowners used to focus […]

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