flying insects - Knowledgebase Question

victorville, Ca
Question by jensgang
May 7, 2010
every spring / summer i can look out to the yard and i can see bugs flying in the air. what can i use to get rid of these bugs? also is there anything you can use for nats aroung waterpond?

Answer from NGA
May 7, 2010


It's difficult to stop bugs from flying all around. Because they are flying, they are almost impossible to control - unless you spray them directly and knock them down. It's normal for insects to inhabit a landscape. They are busy collecting nectar, transferring pollen (so flowers will produce fruit or seeds) and even preying on other insects. It's part of a natural balance. Gnats are also part of the eco-system. They feed and breed in decaying organic matter. Unless you have a yard full of gravel and without plants, you'll have insects. Wish there was a solution to shar with you.

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