Chironomids/midges in my garage!

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Entomology' started by tbuss, Jan 1, 2013.

  1. tbuss

    tbuss Member

    So I just went out to put something in the garage and found hundreds of large chironomids or midges on the walls and ceiling of the garage. I have never seen this before and don't know why they are there since there is no standing water in or near the garage. I do live near Meadow Lake (outside of Snohomish) though. I would be really excited to see this kind of activity if I were fishing, but I don't want them in my garage.

    Has anyone ever seen anything like this or know of a way to get rid them? I really don't like poisons but a fogger may be my only choice :-( I do have a lot of spiders in the garage so I am sure they are pretty pleased.

  2. dryflylarry

    dryflylarry "Chasing Riseforms"

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  3. Ed Call

    Ed Call Mumbling Moderator Staff Member

    Photos? Taxon will know! Taxon knows almost all bugs!
  4. Jeff Dodd

    Jeff Dodd Active Member

    They are attracted to light. I sweep thousands of them off the porch most months, but not in December!
  5. Taxon

    Taxon Moderator Staff Member

    Hi Ed-

    Thanks for the vote of confidence. Yes, we need a photo, so we can see what we are talking about. Incidentally, I have moved this thread to the appropriate subforum.