Why Do No See Ums Bite?

Why Do No See Ums Bite

No see ums are tiny biting midges of the Ceratopogonidae family. They are nuisances to domesticated and wild animals, and humans alike. Their bites cause discomfort and severe reactions in some individuals. If you’ve ever asked the question, “why do no see ums bite?” this article explains in simple terms. Why Do No See Ums […]

Aphid Spray with Dish Soap

aphid spray dish soap

Aphids are a gardener’s worst nightmare. They are tiny plant lice that could go unnoticed unless you stalk your garden as I do. As you already know, aphids are difficult to get rid of. They breed quickly, and as soon as you’ve gotten an infestation under control, another nasty outbreak pursues. That’s how aphids work, […]

Insects that Look Like Bees

Insects that Look like Bees

What’s that insect flying through your garden and perching on your precious plants? Not sure? Plenty of people aren’t. Many are aware that these insects look like bees, but something’s a bit off. What is it? What are those insects that look like bees? The resemblance is uncanny, but don’t worry, you’ll likely unravel the […]

Does Camphor Kill Cockroaches?

Does Camphor Kill Cockroaches?

Camphor is an aromatic phytochemical found in various essential oils. The camphor laurel tree (Cinnamomum camphora) is a prime candidate for extracting the chemical. It’s also a derivative of several other plants in small traces, like rosemary leaves (Rosmarinus officinalis or Salvia rosmarinus). The constituent camphor may exist in liquid and powder forms, depending on […]

No See Um Bites: All You Need to Know

No see ums bites

No see ums bites are notorious around the world.

Punkies, sandflies, the Scotland midge, biting gnats–you name them—they are problematic wherever they are.

For such insignificant insects, they create a large problem for people who love chilling outside.

If they are common aggressors and turnoffs in your life, this article explores no see ums bites, including what you can do to prevent and treat them.

Before delving into treatment and prevention, let’s consider the question: why do no see ums bite?