With the rain we received over the last month the no-seeum gnats have been terrible!!!! and with no relief in sight. We’re happy enough to deal with them rather than be without the rain and the gnats, but that doesn’t mean we like them very much.
We’ve tried everything to keep them from crawling in our noses, ears, and eyes and they are just relentless. Goggles help, so do ear plugs, and a bandana soaked in essential oils seems to work better than a lot of things to deter them. They just laugh at regular insect repellant, plus we hate the way that feels and cringe at the health damaging impacts it might have from using it on our skin all the time. All that said, Chris has come up with a really good way to deal with them. He has taken to wearing the bee veil to his beekeeper suit while he is working in the flower seed field. He says it works great. I’m sure the neighbors are wondering if he has lost his mind, but then they don’t have to work out there with all those gnats, aye!