To get rid of no-see-ums, fill a small bowl with equal parts vinegar and dish soap. The vinegar will attract the bugs to the bowl, but the soap will make them drown. Permethrin repellant can also be sprayed on window screens to prevent more bugs from entering the home.Continue Reading
No-see-ums appear during mid to late summer. Because they are less than 1/16 of an inch, they can fit through window screens, making it hard to keep them out of people's homes. They survive on anmial and human blood, and their bites can cause itching and minor irritation.
The flies lay eggs on moist, swampy soil, according to the University of Arizona; therefore, eliminating such areas on your property can also help to reduce the number of these insects inside your home. Wearing light-colored, protective clothing can keep the bugs away from your skin.Learn more about Pest Control
Many claims have been made about plants that repel mosquitoes and no-see-ums (gnats and midges). Plants that seem to be mentioned most often are feverfew, pennyroyal, citronella grass, lavender, catnip and marigold.Full Answer >
Prepare homemade bug killer for the garden with garlic, onion, ground cayenne pepper and dish soap in a water base. For use on people, a mixture of water and dish soap or mild detergent helps to keep bugs at bay. Use bug killers and repellents regularly to keep the bugs away.Full Answer >
Make your own garden pest soap by mixing 1 tablespoon of regular dish soap with 1 quart of water. Multiple quarts of water require an equal number of tablespoons of dish soap, so a gallon of garden pest soap requires about 4 quarts of water and 4 tablespoons of soap. Only use regular dish soap made for hand-washing dishes when making garden pest soap, as dishwasher detergent is too harsh for use on plants.Full Answer >
A mixture of garlic, onion, cayenne pepper, water and liquid dish soap makes an effective garden insect spray. To make, liquefy one garlic clove and one small onion. Mix with 1 teaspoon of ground cayenne pepper, 1 quart of water and 1 tablespoon of liquid dish soap.Full Answer >