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Trying to Control Midges? Choose Clarke’s Lifecycle-Integrated Approach

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 approach combines assessment, biological control, product treatments and nutrient abatement within lakes, ponds and stormwater systems in addition to their surrounding communities.

Clarke’s Approach to
Midge Pest Control

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.

  • Visual evaluation of the surrounding air, foliage and structures
  • Inspection of area shorelines, including soil samples to look for larvae of the
  • Dredging of water samples to identify larvae of the ‘phantom’ or Chaoboridae

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.

Biological Control: When applicable, Clarke will assess and stock stormwater ponds with fish that specifically feed on midge larvae.

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.

These may include:

  • Aeration Systems to keep water in constant motion and increase oxygen – decreasing the nutrients midge larvae feed on and encouraging fish to feed on the larvae
  • Littoral / Shoreline Planting to absorb nutrient run-offs
  • Algae Control to improve overall water quality

What Are Midge Flies?

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.

Midge Fly Lifecycle
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Choose Clarke for Midge Pest Control and Bring Relief to Your Community

If you’re looking to control midge fly populations around your home, pond or community, contact Clarke below for an estimate. We have decades of experience in dealing with pests of all kinds – including midges – and work to control them at every stage of their lifecycle for long-lasting control and relief.

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