Noseeums: Products and Treatments
Got Noseeums? Here’s some info on Insecticides, Temephos, Permethrin ULV …
Hire a trained and licensed professional. Trained and licensed professionals might decide to treat small bodies of water with insecticides, but these bodies of water may or may not be the source of nuisance midges (noseeums). They might also address issues surrounding old swimming pools. Cans, buckets, or anything that will collect and hold rain could be problematic. Several of the commercial insecticides labeled for midge control are for application only by Public Health Officials, trained personnel of Mosquito Abatement Districts, and licensed pesticide applicators.
Hire a trained and licensed professional. For control of midge larvae, a trained and licensed professional might decide to apply temephos (Skeeter Abate) two percent or five percent, in one or more of the following: standing water, shallow ponds, lakes, woodland pools, tidal water, marshy areas, swamps, waters high in organic dying content (e.g. highly polluted water). Noseeums of all ages are such a nuisance, but there are professionals out there who can help!
Adult Biting Midges
Hire a trained and licensed professional. For adult control, a trained and licensed professional might decide to apply permethrin (Biomist) ULV, using any standard ULV ground applicator capable of producing a non-thermal, aerosol spray with mist droplets ranging in size from 5 to 32 microns. Permethrin 6.92 to 10 percent EC is a broad spectrum multiuse insecticide, which provides quick knockdown of pests. Only professionally licensed and trained individuals can use these products safely. Certain formulations of pyrethrins are labeled for outdoor use for adult midge control. Some licensed pest control operators use a total release of aerosols and fogging (ULV) for adult control. Granular pesticides have been used in barrier treatments around structures.