Swarms of Small Black Bugs

I live in southeastern NC and lately the outdoors has been overrun with small black mosquito-like bugs. They come around in a swarm. Does anyone know what I can do to get rid of them? Even just taking clothes off the clothes line or just walking to the mail box is a battle. I've never seen them this bad and I've lived here all my life.

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By Cricket from Parkton, NC

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April 6, 20100 found this helpful

Could they be gnats? They are harmless but such a nuisance. When we lived in DC area, they would swarm, usually around late afternoon/early evening. Not sure what you can do about them though

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April 6, 20100 found this helpful

They are very similar to gnats, but much bigger. Wonder if they are simply bigger this year, just like the pollen is more of a problem than normal? They are driving me nuts tho! And yes they swarm, but these aren't swarming just in the late afternoon/early evening the way gnats normally do. These are swarming 24/7! Crazy! Sure hope somebody can help me!

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April 8, 20100 found this helpful

LOL well sounds like the NH state bird has migrated south. We call them black flies and they bite and draw blood.

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They usually last about a month up here then the skeeters come out. I prefer the skeeters! LOL

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