I live in condo, with a canal in the backyard. Last 5 years I haven’t been able to sleep from April to November, this year they came back a week ago and two months earlier.One week without sleeping itching and with big bites on the neck area and shoulders, (even though they are all over me), I just cannot stop moving. First I thought that it were flying ants (black) they are also in my apartment, Truly Nolen came and identified the insects as the NSU and told me that they could not get rid of it. Do you have any suggestions? I’d love to hear from you!
There are two things which will prove helpful for this problem. The first is to install NOSEEUM SCREENING in any windows you like to keep open. When living in or around wet marshland, if you keep windows open you’ll no doubt allow them to access the home at will. This screening will keep their numbers down but still some of the tiniest will get through. To stop them, you’ll need to spray the screening every 1-2 weeks with some PERMETHRIN. It’s odorless and can be lightly misted on your screens as frequently as is needed. When noseeums (or any pest) land on it, they’ll pick up a lethal dose or exposure to the Permethrin and die soon thereafter.
The second thing you can do is some perimeter treatments with one of the products we have listed in our NOSEEUM CONTROL ARTICLE. The most effective we’ve seen for use in areas like you’ve described is the ECO IC misted over the vegetation and land surrounding your home with a BACK PACK MISTER. This product uses a food grade active and is safe enough to use in such areas. It can be applied as frequently as you need. Many customers have reported good results with it; you can see one such report posted here:
Here are direct links to the information and products listed above:
Noseeum Article: http://www.bugspray.com/article/sandflies.html
Back Pack Mister: http://www.bugspraycart.com/equipment/foggers/solo-mistblower-backpack