No-see-ems are perhaps the most annoying pest. And we’re in a banner year for the coastal areas of South Carolina and Georgia. But what is a no-see-em and how can you avoid them?
No-see-ems are a very small pest also called sand fleas, sand gnats, midges, punkies or other four letter words not fit to print. They aren’t invisible, but certainly small enough that you don’t know they are there until you feel their unmistakable bite. If you see them in sunlight, they appear like lint or dust flying in the air. But make no mistake, these lightweight, tiny particles floating around you are monsters with one thing in mind – to bite you and suck your blood.
No-see-ems breed in moist soil. Often damp soil like the pluff mud at the edge of the marsh. Or within irrigated lawns and gardens of homes. They have a special fondness for athletic fields and golf courses that stay moist all the time with daily sprinkling to keep that grass looking good. If you are a soccer, football or baseball player, you know exactly what these blood suckers are!
In the glorious days of Spring and Fall when the outdoor temperature is perfect, the humidity down and a pleasant breeze calls you outdoors to relax… all is great until you are repeatedly bitten by these nearly invisible bugs referred to as flying teeth. These annoying pests are drawn to carbon dioxide as you exhale. They are also drawn in when you perspire. Bites of no-see-ems are like tiny, sharp stings which almost immediately begin to itch. And itch and itch and itch. Everyone is equal opportunity prey but if you have an allergic reaction, may God help you.
A Greenbug System prevents No-see-ems from laying eggs on your property. The Greenbug System offers Automatic Pest Control by spreading the all-natural Greenbug Concentrate through your irrigation system. Everywhere water is directed gets dosed like an I.V. drip into the main irrigation line. Once the Greenbug is distributed through your sprinklers, No-see-ems will NOT nest on your property. A Greenbug System controls No-see-ems as well as mosquitoes, fleas, chiggers, roaches, fire ants, ticks, etc.
With a Greenbug System, No-see-ems no more!!!