Made an account just to post about this, maybe get some help/perspective/ideas/commiseration.
The midges are so bad. Weve been coming here for years, over 20. New house for the first time in 17 years this year. We are plagued by midges. Our first night we made the mistake of leaving the windows open with screens in them. Since then we have not opened a single window. They are covering the deck, the windows, the screen porch. We go and we spray them off but the next day there are just as many of them. We can barely even leave the house at certain times, lest we invite several hundred in through the open door.
We have dealt with bugs of course, but never as bad as this. Is there any hope they'll die off soon? Is there anything we can do? We cover the windows and lights at night, to try to keep them from swarming. Insecticides dont seem to do anything. They are out during the day and the night, all the time. There is no respite.
Went to take a shower the other day, found thousands of them in the outdoor shower, crawling out of the walls and floor.
We are here till mid July at least, and really hoping we get to eat dinner on the screened porch one night, or watch the sunrise from the porch one morning.
Any and all advice and tips are appreciated.