How to Get Rid of No See Ums

No See Ums

No see ums are extremely tiny blood-sucking mosquitoes. Their bites can irritate the skin and cause itchiness both on humans and pets, and it’s best to avoid them whenever possible, as they are disease carriers. Even if they’re hard to see, when looking closely, you should be able to tell them apart from other mosquitoes, as they are less than 1/8 inches and generally have a grey coloring, six legs, two antennae, and a pair of wings. They require stagnant water to reproduce, so if you have a source of still water around or close to your home, keep an eye out for them.

There are a few ways to get rid of no see ums. First, as they require stagnant water to reproduce, getting rid of any spots of still water is essential. Tires, buckets, bird feeders, fountains, and even soaked soil is enough for them, so dry these out and clean them. A cheap and natural way to get rid of them is gently mixing apple cider vinegar with dish soap without making bubbles, as they’ll get attracted to it and drown. But if it’s already a full-blown infestation, consider calling a professional for help.