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Window Gnat

Window Gnat

Window Gnat

Sylvicola fenestralis

Reducing attraction of these flying insect problems reducing attraction of these insects to buildings by manipulation of lighting. Indirect lighting should be used where practical, so that the actual source of light is shielded from the area or direction from which the insects may come (if this direction can be determined). In many cases it is possible to use spot lights mounted at a considerable distance from the building. In this way insects attracted to the lights are attracted away from the building. This procedure is more likely to succeed in cases of buildings with dark-colored or dull finished masonry rather than light-colored or glass and metal exterior surfaces, which strongly reflect remote light. Try to shield lights so they are not visible in the surrounding area from which the insects may come. Light fixtures inside buildings should be placed so insects outside are unlikely to see the lamp itself. Excessive illumination should be avoided wherever possible.

There is little, if any evidence that any light is repellent to insects, but yellow is generally the least attractive to most insects. Avoid insect-attractive lights, especially mercury-vapor lamps and black lights (BL or Ultraviolet). Green fluorescent tubes are very attractive to many leafhoppers. Sodium-vapor or other lighting systems that have a pink, yellow or orange glow will be less attractive than the bright whitish or bluish mercury-vapor or fluorescent lights. Careful observation, some experimentation an application of common sense in manipulating lighting can often result in considerable reduction of a building’s attractiveness to insects.

Light Management:

  1. Move light source away from building.
  2. Replace Mercury vapor with Sodium vapor lights.
  3. Lower wattage bulbs.
  4. Replace lights producing high heat levels.
  5. Install shields over lights.
  6. Discuss security concerns with safety officers.


Pests need food, water, and shelter. Often the problem may be solved just by removing these key items. Before even thinking about chemical pest control, it is important to be aware of Pest’s Conducive conditions & It’s Recommendations.

Pesticides can be purchased in many different forms, each form has specific uses and application methods The pesticide application method you choose depends on the nature and habits of the target pest, the properties of the pesticide, the suitability of the application equipment, and the cost and efficiency of alternative methods. Your choice is often predetermined by one or more of these factors. Follow label directions for volume recommendations and application rates based on the pest to be controlled and utilize appropriate application tips on equipment. , these application methods are for informational purposes only. To know specific applications method/s for the product you buy, please refer actual packages for complete Label Verbiage.

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