Eye gnats are small, shiny black flies approximately 1/16 inch in size. They breed in organically rich soil and are normally found at very low numbers in many parts of San Diego County. To produce their eggs, eye gnats feed on the protein found in body secretions such as mucus from the eyes and nose. In large numbers, they can be an annoyance to both people and animals.
|Eye gnats are often misidentified as:|
|Fruit Flies||Fungus Gnats|
|(photo courtesy of David Reyes)||(photo courtesy of Kim Fleming)|
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Eye Gnat Program Supporting Documents:
|Eye Gnats in San Diego County||Eye Gnat Research and Education Project|
|Jacumba Eye Gnat Project||2012-13 Final Report|
|South Escondido Eye Gnat Summary||2011 Final Report|
|Eye Gnat Frequently Asked Questions||2010 Final Report|
|Instructions to Make Eye Gnat Trap||2009 Final Report|