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Non-biting Midge (Chironomids)


Non-biting midges, or chironomids, can pose serious nuisance problems. Essentially harmless, non-biting midges can have a large-scale economic impact for people and businesses located near the water. While adults do not feed, and live only a few days in order to reproduce, their sheer numbers can pose significant problems for resort areas, golf courses, or homeowners.

A pond near a neighborhood 

Closely related to mosquitoes and black flies, Chironomid larvae develop in mud along the edges of eutrophic water — water with unusually high nutrient content. This may include lakes, ponds, and lagoons that have experienced over-fertilization from surrounding urban development.

Links to suggested control solutions

VBC Biorational Habitat
Bactimos PT
VectoBac 12AS
Lakes, ponds, and other aquatic habitats where non-biting midges are found