Summertime brings warm weather and welcome sunshine. Unfortunately, it also means the return of pesky, flying insects.
Clouds of tiny black insects may seem to follow you, swarming around your face as you stroll along a wooded trail.
Wispy mosquito-like insects flock to your back porch light after dusk. Mosquito bites turn a relaxing fishing trip into misery.
How much do you know about gnats and mosquitoes? Have you ever paid attention to those bothersome bugs before you swatted them away? Should you try to kill them, or are they actually helpful to the environment?
Let’s take a closer look at each one to see how alike (or different) they really are.