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Name: Gnats

Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Arthropoda

Class: Insecta

Order: Diptera


Gnats are found in almost any aquatic or semi-aquatic habitat through the world. Larvae are always found in some damp location, such as under bark, in rotten wood, compost, mud, stream margins, tree holes, or water-holding plants.


Females of most species are adapted to suck blood from some kind of host animal.

Method of Travel:



  • Homeowners can install proper screening for windows and patios to prevent gnats from entering residences and outdoor areas used for leisure and entertaining.

Steps to control:

  • Treat screens with a long-lasting insecticide that will be fatal to the gnats that land on the screen.
  • Good, long lasting, low-toxic methods of insect control can be done with the Knock Down products listed below.