There are a number of reasons that gnats will fly around a person's head, including the smell of a shampoo. Gnats are attracted to fruit smells, and a number of shampoo products have fruit fragrance added to the product. More »

A gnat is a small winged fly that belongs to the same suborder as mosquitoes. They are characterized by long legs, small bodies and weak flying abilities. Gnats can be biting or nonbiting and may feed on insects, plants ... More » Pets & Animals Bugs Flies

A sand gnat is a small biting fly. This insect is commonly called a "no-see-um" because it is the smallest of the biting flies and goes unnoticed until after a bite. About 60 species of sand gnats make homes in coastal a... More »

According to Natural News, gnats are attracted to warm, moist environments and decomposing produce. Swarms of gnats congregate in swampy areas, such as creek beds and soggy riverbanks. They are also attracted to rotting ... More »

The most common gnats within a home are fungus gnats, which claim soil from plants as their habitat. Gnats inside a home can also be due to having fruit flies and/or phorid flies. More »

To get rid of gnats inside the home, remove any potential food and water sources. If gnats are living in damp areas, such as under sinks, repairs may be required to stop leaks. Eliminating gnats can take several days if ... More » Pets & Animals Bugs Flies

“Pecker gnats” is a slang term used when referring to gnats that gather around a dog’s genital area. Gnats feed on plant liquids, animal fluids and other insects, according to Encyclopaedia Britannica. More »