San Diego County Eye Gnat Research and Education Project
There are numerous flies that are called gnats, but eye gnats are a small fly that hovers and waves back and forth across the eyes, nose, ears, mouth, etc. They need to feed on a protein source such as the mucus found around your eye. In numbers, they can be very bothersome. For more information see the links below.
Eye gnat pest note published by San Diego County Ag Weights and Measures
The information in the PowerPoint presentation below is a summary of the research study conducted on the serious eye gnat infestation in the community of Jacumba in San Diego County.
Jacumba 2008-2009 Eye Gnat Research Project Power Point Presentation
Research Update as of June 24, 2010 Adult eye gnat numbers are coming down!
2012-13 County Eye Gnat Report Research Report 2012-13