Can you get rid of midges from your garden?

We've moved into a new house, and lo and behold, there seemes to be a permanent midgie mist over our lawn. Is there anyway to dispel this annoying nimbus of bitey insect pain? I thought for a while that an ultra violet style electric zap-trap might do the job, but having bought a cheap version, they don't seem to care about the light. Any ideas?

Asked By: avintrouble - 4/13/2007
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Knowing why type midges would help. If the lawn is the culprit, could be a robust thatch layer (dead grass parts on the soil surface) could be providing a breeding or at least resting spot. Cleaning out the thatch might help... More
Answered By: fluffernut - 4/13/2007
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Eucalyptus tree helps and also put covering on water butts!
Answered By: Serena A - 4/13/2007
By killing or getting rid of them you would be interfering with nature in a way...they will be a food source for some birds which you might not ever see if the midges aren't there...try using an insect repellent when they are there, as the weather gets warmer you will only notice them when it gets cooler on a night
Answered By: stephen703758 - 4/13/2007
leave them alone they fertilize the garden and help get rid of bugs and they are cute , hell ya don't even have to feed them, just leav'm be
Answered By: jim m - 4/13/2007
Gecco's like midges
Answered By: Pat Erbum - 4/15/2007
You wont really get rid of midges, but a good repellent will help to avoid the bites, 'Jungle Juice' works for me and if you really want to see midges visit Scotland, the best midge country in the world.
Answered By: John L - 4/15/2007
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