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Midge Fly & Mosquito Management


Midge Fly & Mosquito Management

As a Floridian, you are no stranger to midge fly and mosquito problems in the spring and summer.  Florida’s warm, humid weather attracts them to your property.  They become a major nuisance, making it important to enlist the help of commercial midge fly and mosquito control specialists who can quickly and effectively eliminate them.

Negative impact of midges and mosquitoes:

  • Wreak havoc on outdoor recreational time and drive residents away from enjoying their patios and other outdoor resources, thus negatively impacting the quality of life for residents.
  • Mosquitoes bite and some species can carry West Nile Virus, Zika Virus, Dengue and even Malaria.
  • While midges (or “blind mosquitoes”) are not disease-causing or biting insects, they have been known to emerge from water and swarm and can affect residential areas, businesses, and stormwater systems.
  • Large populations of midges can blanket cars, building exteriors and other surfaces and damaging them over time.

Our experienced Midge Fly & Mosquito Control team at Blue Water Aquatics can guide you our options for control and management of these flying pests.

Midge Flies

Freshwater aquatic midges are mosquito-like Diptera belonging to the Chironomidae family and are commonly referred to as “Blind Mosquitoes”. They require water to complete their life cycles.

Midge eggs, larva and pupa are found in stormwater retention ponds and lakes, and their larvae can thrive in low oxygen level zones.  These larvae are often referred to as “wrigglers” and live just below the water surface.

Midge fly adults DO NOT BITE, suck blood, or carry disease. The adult midges become a problem when they emerge from ponds in large numbers and impact the quality of life of the residents living around many stormwater retention ponds and lakes in communities throughout Florida. Adult midges prefer to rest in shady areas in the day and are often found in large numbers under eaves, on patio screens, and in foyers. 

Blue Water Aquatics can develop an integrated management plan to help tackle midge problems.



While the year-round temperate weather is one of the many perks of living in Florida, any resident of the Sunshine State can tell you those perks come with a price—including a nearly year-round mosquito season.

Thanks to plenty of warmth and moisture, two conditions where mosquito populations thrive, mosquito season in Florida doesn’t have a clear beginning or end point. However, Florida mosquito species are most active in the spring and summer months, when warm temperatures combined with frequent, heavy rains produce thriving mosquito populations.

Since mosquito larvae are aquatic, water is another critical factor in supporting mosquito populations, and rainfall and marine areas abound in many regions of Florida. Thus, due to water and warmth, most parts of the state harbor native and invasive species of this pesky and ubiquitous insect.

Mosquito-borne diseases found in Florida include: West Nile virus disease, Eastern equine encephalitis, St. Louis encephalitis, Chikungunya, and Dengue.

If you are concerned that you have mosquitoes breeding in your waterway, Blue Water Aquatics can help you!