Frequently mistaken for sandflies, no see ums are tiny flies that are considered to be one of the most annoying pests one could possibly imagine. These biting midges belong to the family of flies called Ceratopogonidae that includes more than 4,000 species all around the world.
No See Ums basically are much smaller than mosquitoes as they measure about 1-3mm long only. However, these pests are more violent than mosquitoes. They are blood-suckers like mosquitoes but their bites are more painful that leaves itchy, red welts. In worst cases, the pest’s bite can give you a lesion if you have an allergic reaction. It’s then important that homeowners make every effort to get rid of no see ums.