Clarke's team brings an integrated approach to controlling midges throughout their lifecycle - treating them in the adult and larvae stags in both the water and air. Our four-pronged appraoch combines assessment, biological control, product treatments and nutrient abatement within lakes, ponds and stormwater systems, as well as their surrounding communitites.
1. Assessment: Before performing any treatment, Clarke’s team performs a series of assessments to create a comprehensive understanding of the midge infestation and the tactics it requires.
2. Product Control: Clarke utilizes key product strategies to control midges at the larval and adult stages. This may include ULV adulticide, barrier treatments applied to foliage, or more.
3. Biological Control: When applicable, Clarke will assess and stock stormwater ponds with fish that specifically feed on midge larvae.
3. Nutrient Abatement: Midge flies are attracted to waterbodies with high levels of nutrients and organic materials - both of which are present in stormwater ponds. Clarke uses natural strategies to safely reduce these nutrient levels, making them less attractive breeding sites for midges, including:
Clarke's team of experts approach each waterbody individually in order to analyze, diagnose, and treat it based on its needs using science-based techniques. Contact our team to see how we can best meet your needs.
Midge flies, also known as 'blind mosquitoes', are small, non-biting flies that form swarms and act as pests to residents trying to enjoy outdoor resources. They breed and thrive around water bodies with low dissolved oxygen rates and high levels of nutrients, making them a common stormwater system nuisance.
Learn more about the types of midges, how they tick, and methods of controlling them in Clarke's guide.
A Clarke aquatics specialist can help determine what your lake or pond needs. Send us a message or call us at 800.323.5727.
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