Fungus Gnat

 Identification and Control

Proper identification is an important first step in controlling ants.

Sciaridae and Fungivoridae

How to Identify an 

Fungus Gnat

Fungus gnats are small (1/8 inch long), black, and have large, green eyes. They often fly in swarms and are most easily identified by their small size and their green eyes.

Where do they come from?

Fungus gnats are common in the United States and Canada. They are most often found near damp areas or other sources of food. Fungus gnats can also be brought into your home on damp clothing or towels.

How to keep them out

The best way to get rid of fungus gnats is to eliminate their food sources by thoroughly cleaning your kitchen and bathroom. You can also use commercial fly traps or bait. If you have a severe infestation, you may need to call a professional exterminator.

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What do they look like?

Fungus gnat drawing which shows the wing venation
Wing venation is a key way to identify a fungus gnat
Fungus gnat close up

Where do they live?

Eggs and larvae nest in soil and moist organic material.


Sciaridae and Fungivoridae




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