Mosquitos, gnats, and midges can become a serious problem around lakes and ponds. These problems can include mosquito bites, general disturbance of peace and quiet outside, and the spread of disease. Additionally, in instances of mass hatching of gnats and midges, including the so-called “blind mosquito,” there can be a significant issue of soiling and staining. This occurs when millions of these organisms die and leave fecal material on surfaces like boats, docks, homes, and other structures. That’s why effective midge control is so important, as it helps mitigate these nuisances and maintain a cleaner, more enjoyable environment.
Unfortunately, the origin of most of these problems lies in your lake or pond. That’s because the life cycle of these pests includes an aquatic phase. During this phase, eggs hatch into larvae that inhabit the bottom of the water body and other underwater areas. Essentially, these serve as habitats before the larvae mature into adults. Lakes and ponds that have heavy amounts of weeds and algae provide an additional habitat for these pesky creatures. The same happens with the layer of muck and organic debris on the bottom of high-nutrient lakes and ponds. Fortunately, The Lake Doctors, Inc. can help with mosquito, gnat, and midge control in several different ways.