Aquatic Midge, a.k.a. Lake Flies are non-biting insects found in lakes and ponds throughout Florida. They are known by common names including blind mosquito and lake fly. They do not bite, take blood, or carry disease like to mosquitoes do, so they are more of a nuisance than anything. The aquatic Midge is a huge food source for spiders in lakefront communities.
Aquatic Midge populations grow exponentially in water that is high in nutrients, a muck bottom, and low oxygen. Infested lakes can easily support populations of 2,000 larva per square yard. Aquatic midge swarms can be a huge problem in Florida, seasonally worse in spring through fall, and for some lakes and ponds, it's a year-round swarm. At night they are attracted to light surrounding houses and businesses. Outdoor activity can be difficult as swarming midges can be inhaled into the mouth and nose, and get into your eyes and ears as well. Swarms fly to cool shady areas in the daylight and stain paint, stucco, roofs, cars, etc. Aquatic Midge can be found on small man-made ponds or large natural lakes.
Aquatic Midge control has been hit and miss and ineffectiveness for long-term results. The most consistent method that produces effective results has been the application of insecticides to areas swarmed by the aquatic Midge. This is control method could be performed with manual insecticide spraying, on an ongoing regular, weekly, and in some cases daily applications to swarm areas.
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Or, you can get a bug slayer mosquito control system. Then you won't have to worry about the cost of a headache of applying insecticides yourself, the bug slayer will do all the work for you. The bug slayer system is an auto spray insect management system. The system is installed on private property and is geared toward the elimination of mosquitoes, no see-um, and other flying biting pests as well as he aquatic midge. The bug slayer, falls under the classification of mosquito misting systems the system has three basic components:
- The reservoir tank which contains the insecticide product to be metered out through the system.
- The pump, motor and timer which control the application of the insecticide, both on a manual basis with a remote control or on automatic times spray.
- The network of strategically placed misting nozzles throughout the yard area, taking into consideration harborage and breeding areas of mosquitoes and aquatic midge.
The concept is a simple one, to preemptively ambush, the unsuspecting target past, before they have the opportunity to swarm and cover your property. If you are tired of swatting swarms of lake flies, or not being able to go out and enjoy what you worked hard to obtain, you need a bug slayer system. Call bug slayer today for a free estimate, you'll be glad you did.