Biting Midges? No See Ums? No Problem!

Author: Mosquito Squad of St. Petersburg-Clearwater

No See Ums hurt when they bite! They hurt and you really can’t see them which is why they are called No See Ums. These tiny little pests are actually biting midges and are endemic to the coastal regions.

The midges are all extremely small, less than 1/8" long. They are categorized as flies and like mosquitoes they only have two wings. There are over 4000 species of biting midge and Florida has 47 of them. The eggs are very small. They are about 0.25 mm long and are laid on moist soil. Some species can lay up to 450 eggs per batch and as many as seven batches in a lifespan. Eggs typically hatch within two to 10 days of being laid, depending on the species and temperature. This makes them as challenging to deal with as Mosquitoes.

How do I get rid of No See Ums in my yard?

The good news is that Mosquito Squad’s Barrier Spray is designed to reduce the breeding population of No See Ums while reducing the mosquito breeding population at the same time. Implementing a monthly spray will not only reduce your mosquito population but will significantly reduce the instances of no see ums, fleas and ticks; leaving your yard comfortable and virtually free of pests.