Causes of Gnat Infestations
Most household gnats come from eggs deposited in damp soil, such as potted houseplants. Fungus gnats and window or wood gnats can reproduce rapidly, creating cause for concern, as gnats flying near humans can be swallowed or fly into eyes, noses and ears. Sources of moisture draw gnats to places in your home. Overwatered houseplants, for example, can attract fungus gnats. Often, it can prove difficult to determine the source of gnats that fly around in your bathroom or kitchen.
Threats of Gnat Infestations
Male gnats can form large swarms at dusk when they perform their mating ritual, known as “ghosts.” These large swarms can be disconcerting. The most concerning thing is that because gnats reproduce at amazingly fast rates, ghosts can cause economic impacts for commercial businesses with outdoor venues. Tourists will be less likely to choose places to visit if they have experienced gnat problems in the past, which can also cause a swarm of negative Internet reviews.
Preventing Gnat Infestations
Truly Nolen does not control gnat infestations in the larval state in your interior house plants. However, they can inspect your home and suggest a convenient schedule for an ongoing defense against adult stage gnats. Additionally, we may suggest that customers consult with a local plant nursery to have your soil treated as well. Contact your Truly Nolen location and ask about our Four Seasons plan to protect your home and family from household pests throughout the year.