Friday, June 03, 2011

Why do gnats always try to fly into your nose and eyes?

Our second question of the Blogathon comes again from ibmeloudious and she asks:

Why do gnats always try to fly into your nose and eyes?


UGH! I hate gnats. And what's up with the silent G? Is it really necessary? It's as annoying as the little flying bug itself. Without going back to school to ask a college professor I've come up with some reasons why gnats are attracted to your face.
  • Their life purpose is to make your life harder.
  • Eye Gnats (one variation of gnats) are actually attracted to eyes because they feed on mucous or sebaceous secretions, pus, and blood. Yum-O!
  • They like decaying stuff. Like trash. Or bad breath.
If any of you have more information regarding gnats and would like to share with ibmelodious please feel free to comment, refute, or gripe in the comment section!

8 comments:

ibmelodious said...

My eyes do not have bad breath, missy! LOL But I can agree on one thing...that SILENT G needs to go!

Eric Castillo said...

You said sebaceous secretions and pus!

Eeeeeeewwwwwwwwwwww!!

This is part of the reason I've stopped leaving the porch light on at my house. It attracts some of the most hideous insect life I've ever seen uncaged.

Leslee said...

Sebaceous secretions are librarian words. And as thoughtful as it is when Nickel leaves the light on for me when I'm out and about after dark sometimes fighting the bugs over my front door is a chore.

Anonymous said...

Eric C., By leaving the porch light off at night you may be attracting hideous criminal life instead of insects !

Tom said...

So a pest control guy told me yrs ago to leave the porch light off for the first hr. of dusk/nightfall. This gives ample time for the flying insects to be attracted to all your neighbors' porch lights!

Tom said...

A pest control guy told me yrs. ago to leave your porch light off for about an hr. after dusk. This gives ample time for the flying insects to be attracted to all your neighbors' porch lights!

Leslee said...

Tom that is brilliant!

mill said...

When outside on my porch or yard I use the yellow bug away lights. That keeps many of the insects away. However some do manage to get into my house. They're very annoying especially when I'm on the computer or cell phone. I wear reading glasses and the reflective light from the computer attracts them. I usually smear on cigar tobacco under my eyes when away from home. At night before bed after my shower I rub vinegar with a little baking soda under and around my eyes. Since I live in Puerto Rico, my eyes are always under constant attack by the little critters. Safety goggles from Home Depot works well too. In the sunlight I I wear sun goggles like the ones you would wear in tanning booths. At night you could wear the clear ones.
At home you can simply just spray your bedroom with Raid one hour before retiring. A candle helps too, especially if you put some Eucalyptus oil in it.