Gnats

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Gnat Facts

  • Gnats are not immature stages of flies, but rather tiny adult flying insects.
  • Most household gnats come from eggs deposited in damp soil, such as over-watered potted plants.
  • Gnats do not sting and only female gnats bite.

Contrary to popular belief, gnats are not immature stages of flies, but are actually tiny adult flying insects in the order Diptera that also includes mosquitoes, crane flies, black flies and midges.


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