tiny flying black bugs

Asked January 10, 2019, 7:20 AM EST

I think my house houseplants are creating these tiny flying bugs. They are attracted to light, and my computer screen. Yesterday I found hundreds all the same size, even smaller still- dead on the counter under my bathroom night light. Usually one or two are particularly interested in getting near my face. Needless to say, they are driving me crazy. I have lots of nice house plants but I am getting tempted to put them all out in the freezing snow .

Olmsted County Minnesota

1 Response

These could be fungus gnats. Their eggs are in the soil, and moist warm conditions will causes them to hatch.

https://extension.umn.edu/product-and-houseplant-pests/fungus-gnats

Robin~FIL