Biting gnats or flies

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baileysambone
Posts: 131
Joined: Tue Apr 05, 2011 12:38 pm
Location: Louisiana/Baton Rouge

I read a post back from 2015 about using Shaklee Basic 2 on exterior of houses and gourds as well as inside of nest.
Does anyone still use this ?
Terrible problem this year with these biting things. Lost a lot of babies. Have been a landlord 8 years, never had this problem.
Always pre nest compartments and use sevin dust when I pre nest in fall.
2011 visitors
2012 1 pair ASY male, SY female 9 eggs, 8 hatched, fledged 5
2013 5 pairs fledged 8
2014 4 pairs fledged 15
2015 7 pairs fledged 25
2016 10 pairs fledged 31
2017 17 pairs fledged 69
2018 18 pairs fledged 69
2019 21 pairs fledged 52 (biting gnats lost babies)
Archer
Posts: 760
Joined: Fri Mar 11, 2011 1:09 pm
Location: Manitoba/Altona
Martin Colony History: six pair in 2014, have grown to 52 pairs in 2017.

Products containing permethrine or pyrethrine are very good to use against Buffalo Gnats. Spray your housing on the outside. I found a Raid product containing those active ingredients and have used them successfully in the past.
2011- first year trying, a few visitors.
2012-One ASY pair, raised two young, lots of subby visitors. So thankfull.
2013-daily subby visits.
2014-Six SY pairs
2015-18 pair, 83 fledglings
2016-36 pair, 147 fledglings
2017-52 pairs, 192 fledglings.
2018-60 pair, 246 fledglings.
2019-59 pair, 238 fledglings.
2020-62 pair.
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