The Best Gnat Control Services in Madison, WI

Did you know that gnats and mosquitoes are classified as the same species? These pests can be a nuisance from early spring through mid-to late June when the warmer summer months arrive. The impact of gnats has been enhanced by the added pressure and moisture created by the rivers and lakes of Wisconsin. Thankfully, Mosquito Joe of Madison provides superior gnat-repellent services, allowing you and your family to return to enjoying your backyard activities swat-free!

What are Gnats attracted to?

Many things in your Wisconsin yard can attract gnats and provide breeding grounds for them. Gnats need two things to reproduce: moisture and decaying 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

Life Cycle of a Gnat

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.

“The typical gnats on your property are not a human health issue and more of a nuisance. However, you may experience an itching sensation if a large amount of them are present and the Eye Gnat can be quite bothersome.” Says our own David Price – Associate Certified Entomologist and Mosquito Joe Director of Technical Services. “However, by reducing areas in your yard that help them breed you’ll keep the population under control.”

How Mosquito Joe of Madison can help:

Mosquito Joe of Madison is available to assist you in eliminating gnats from your yard. Gnats are attracted to water, fruits and vegetables, and decomposing organic matter. Unfortunately, many of these can be found outside, near trash cans, sewage systems, 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 of them 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 highly trained technicians have the tools needed to rid your yard of pesky gnats and restore your family’s enjoyment of the outdoors. Call Mosquito Joe of Madison today at 608-504-2131 for a free estimate!