Midge Removal Gladstone
With the warmer months and the increase in humidity is causing an increase in numbers of midges on the Gladstone and are now proving to be more than a nuisance, with severe, persistent itching from midge bites, that often result in open sores as we seek to relive the itching. If you’re look for treatments on midge removal Gladstone, Control Pest Management can help with our expert pest control technicians.
Midges Control Gladstone
Despite their small size midges can be one of the hardest pests to avoid during the warmer months. Midges are active at dusk or dawn and will congregate in areas that are relatively still and without wind disturbance as well as being attracted by light.
Like mosquitos, midges have a nasty bite and if you have even walked into a swam of them you will know about it. Usually the bites cause an itchy welt on the skin and in rare cases sores may become infected putting our health at risk and piling up the medical bills. Fortunately, midges do not transmit disease to humans in Australia.
Your family doctor will be able to advise you on the suitability of insect repellents for short and long term use by members of your family ,and of course mosquito coils have some impact on midges. For the most effective chemical control of midges you will require the services of a licensed pest control expert such as Control Pest Management.
Midge Treatment Options
As well as taking care of midge locations our experts will apply residual pesticide, only available to Licensed Contractors, in the yard around your house using the barriers or harbourage method.
This treatment can reduce midge numbers for up to six weeks though not totally eliminate the pest. The pesticide is applied to house walls and screens, fences, shrubs and other foliage.
Midges can inflict bites that swell, blister or weep with clear discharge. The best way to treat midges is to:
- Apply cold compress with an ice pack or wet cloth. This will soothe any burning sensations you may feel.
- To relieve the swelling and itching, you can take an antihistamine.
- Resist the urge to scratch as this may develop into a blister, welt or infected area. If the wound does get infected, we strong advise to visit your local doctor who will prescribe antibiotics or an antiseptic cream.
- If you experience any symptoms that are an allergic reactions, call triple zero (000) immediately.
As a preventative measure, we recommend you contact us today to treat midges in and around your environment.
Midge’s primary feed on flower nectar and other high-sugar juices, such as plant sap. They are also attracted to humans, pets and livestock due to the CO², body heat and particular scents we make.
Midges are most active around dawn and dusk, however they have been known to bite throughout the night and on overcast days.
To avoid their bites, cover up with loose-fitting clothing and use insect repellents. Insect repellents containing diethyl toluamide (DEET) or picaridin are the most effective. As a general rule, the greater the percentage of DEET or picaridin, the longer the product will remain effective. Always follow instructions on the label.
Call us today to treat your environment to help eradicate midges.
Bites can often cause an allergic reaction from itching and swelling to painful irritations for others. The severity of the reaction varies from person to person. In Australia, midges are not known to transmit any human or animal diseases.