What You Need to Know About Biting Midges or “No-See-Ums”

As their name suggests, “no-see-ums” are so small that most people have trouble seeing them. Much of the time, people don’t even detect no-see-ums until they bite—even then, most no-see-ums are able to fly away before their victims have a chance to swat them. Still, you don’t have to resign yourself to countless, sudden bites. Here are a few facts about no-see-ums—also known as biting midges—and how you can repel them with a misting system:

  • They Bite in the Mornings and Evenings
    If you’ve been in Florida for a while, then you’re probably acquainted with no-see-ums’ biting routine. They’re usually on the hunt when it’s relatively cool, during the mornings and evenings. Unfortunately, that doesn’t mean that you’re in the clear during the rest of the day—biting midges have been known to bite all day long when the weather is cool and cloudy.
  • They Can Cause Allergic Reactions
    Though midges are relatively harmless to most of us, some people are allergic to their bites. Someone who suffers from a midge allergy may experience large red bumps around the bite area and severe itching. Severe cases may involve respiratory problems or even anaphylaxis. While antihistamines and soothing lotions can reduce the effects of midge bites, preventing the bites altogether is important for those with allergies.
  • They Are Easy to Repel
    If you’re tired of constant, unexpected midge bites, then you’ll be glad to know that Platinum Mosquito Protection can provide a simple solution. Our insect-repelling misting system issues a mist of biodegradable chemicals that control invasive no-see-ums, as well as mosquitos, wasps, spiders, and other undesirable insect visitors. Our misting system can be preset to operate automatically, allowing you, your family, and your guests to enjoy the day without worrying about annoying insects.

If you’re tired of no-see-ums, mosquitos, and other unwanted guests invading your Weston home, contact Platinum Mosquito Protection. Our mosquito misting system can control pesky insects without harming you or the environment. Call us today at (954) 888-9311 if you have any questions.

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