Biting Midge

Biting Midges, commonly known as sand flies, are associated with habitats such as coastal lagoons, estuaries, mangrove swamps and tidal flats. The biting activity of adult biting midges is mainly limited to the periods of dawn and dusk. Only female midges feed on blood and may attack humans in large numbers, biting on any areas of exposed skin, often on the face, scalp and hands.


The biting activity of Midges can be reduced or stopped with the application of most good quality insect repellents found at most local grocery stores or pharmacies.


For homes in close proximity to the habitats of Biting Midges, Surekil Pest Control can mist or fog your foliage with an approved professional insecticide to control the population in the treated areas.