Gnats are a pain – literally. Some bite, others suck blood – and others just munch away on plants. What most people call “gnats” are actually fungus gnats or fruit flies, and some can be a serious nuisance.
If you’re bitten by one of these tiny winged creatures, you’re dealing with gnats and not fruit flies.
What should you do if you get bit? What’s the best way to get rid of the bite? Here’s everything you need to know about gnat bites.
Do Gnats Bite?
Gnats are tiny flies, and they’re sometimes called midges or blackflies. Similar to mosquitoes, these insects prefer warm, moist places where they can lay their eggs. They also need blood to survive.