Gnat Control in the Kansas City Area

Did you know that gnats are in the same order as mosquitoes? These annoying pests tend to be around bugging us from early Spring until those warmer Summer temperatures kick in around mid to late June. Luckily, Mosquito Joe of Kansas City offers gnat-repelling services, letting you enjoy your yard swat-free!

What Attracts Gnats?

Many things in your yard may attract and produce breeding conditions for gnats. Gnats require two things in order to breed – moisture and some type of rotting organic matter.

Here are a few things that may be attracting gnats to your yard:

  • Overwatering your lawn
  • Build-up of grass clippings
  • Rotten logs
  • Dead plants
  • Unremoved stumps

Gnat Life Cycle

Swarm of gnats at dusk in a field. Gnats will move through their life cycle in approximately 30 days. During this time, the male gnats will swarm at dusk and mate with the female who has entered the swarm. From there the female gnat will lay 300 eggs and a total of 1,000 eggs during her lifetime. While most gnats are harmless, the buffalo gnat does bite. However, by reducing areas in your yard that help them breed you’ll keep the population under control!

How to get rid of gnats outside:

Mosquito Joe of Kansas City is here to help you get rid of gnats in your yard. Gnats are attracted to moisture, fruits and vegetables, and decaying organic matter. Many of these can be found outside near garbage cans, sewers, and even your garden.

Here are some tips for those trouble areas around your home:

  • Place rotting fruit and vegetables in closed containers or bags in garbage cans and dispose as soon as possible
  • Let waterbeds dry between each watering of plants and gardens
  • Get rid of decaying organic matter such as leaves
  • Avoid using moss beds

Our trained technicians are equipped with the necessary tools to rid your yard of pesky gnats and make outside fun for you and your family. Give Mosquito Joe of Kansas City a call today at 816-897-0502 for a free quote!