Summer and midges! They just go together like flowers and bees. The humid summer heat creates the perfect environment for masses of these tiny little insects to reproduce.
Midges are sometimes called sandflies. It is interesting to note that sandflies are a separate species, albeit with a similar agenda. To us humans, that agenda appears to be making our lives as uncomfortable as possible.
Whilst some of us appear immune to the bite of these tiny little insects, many of us suffer intense itching to the point of broken or infected skin. Some may also experience muscle and joint aches.
If you have a midge or sandfly problem on your property, there is no easy way to manage it. Here are some tips that may help:
- Use fans to keep the air moving – midges and sandflies do not like this
- Spray or wipe your screens with insect repellent
- Use coils or electric burners with the small pad infused with repellent
- Wear protective clothing
What Else is Possible?
A sandfly’s and midge’s breeding ground can be found in moist areas in the garden. If there is mud lying around, they will be there but they also breed in the mulch that is put in the garden. You could opt for using stones, rock, or pebbles to mulch your garden instead, but this can be detrimental to your plants as well as your hip pocket.
The truth is that there is no easy way to manage these tiny little pests without killing every single bug in sight. As Brisbane City Council reports, this is obviously not ideal. As previously mentioned, flowers and bees go together and of course, we all know that without bees and other insects many eco-cultures would suffer.
This is why it is essential to enlist the assistance and guidance of a reliable building and pest inspection Brisbane-based company such as our amazing crew here at Bob Gunn Termite Solutions.
We understand and appreciate that each living insect has a job to do within nature. This is why we encourage our customers to work with nature when asking us for solutions to issues such as this.
Gone are the days of spraying insecticide indiscriminately all around a particular area. Let us come and properly inspect your property to pinpoint some of the problem areas in your home and surrounding garden and to treat just those areas.
This way, it’s a win-win for you and mother earth.