Tiny black dead flies on windowsill in family room

Asked June 5, 2019, 5:40 PM EDT

How do I stop them they are mostly all dead and I clean them up and hours later more dead ones. What are they and how do I get rid of them

Erie County New York

1 Response

without a picture, there are a variety of insects which fit you description. If you have plants inside, they could be fungus gnats or other small insects which have taken advantage of our wet weather and have multiplied. If you have areas of moisture in you basement or near the windows where you see them, they could be coming from there. They could be attracted to some plant or other source of odors and coming in at night only to be attracted to the light at the windows where they run of energy and die trying to get back out side.