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Are there gnats everywhere in the woods or are the same gnats following me?

Asked by SquirrelEStuff (9224points) May 19th, 2008 from iPhone

My friend and I went for a walk in the woods today. As soon as we got there, the gnats were going crazy around us. They bothered the whole time we were there. Its not a big deal. My question is, are the same gnats following us the whole time, or are we just walking through clouds of gnats?

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arnbev959's avatar

They’ll hang around you, but the whole forest is filled with them. Light a cigarette and they’ll all disappear.

NoahD's avatar

They’re actually attracted to your body heat and CO2 you’re breathing out. So they’re following you like a group of tiny, tiny stalkers.

Allie's avatar

Following you through the woods? Sounds like a creeper to me.


DeezerQueue's avatar

It’s the same group of gnats, but don’t worry, Homeland Security is all over it.

psyla's avatar

NoahD is correct. Also, if you eat at McDonalds you’ll emit gnat hormones. This is especially true if you eat, my favorite, the Filet O Fish sandwich. The Filet O Fish will double the number of gnats.

NoahD's avatar

Filet O Fish eh? Sounds like an experiment in the making…..

Babo's avatar

they’re everywhere AND they’re following you!!!

scamp's avatar

Were you walking through the pine barrens? They could have been sprites sent to watch you by the Jersey Devil

chris980's avatar

gnats will generally gather in what I like to refer to as gnats colonies. There are several ways to combat these colonies. My personal favorite and most effective method is to stand in the middle of a colony and open my mouth as wide as I can and inhale. After several inhales the gnats will think it is a black hole and quickly disperse and tell the other colonies, which will in turn leave the woods all together.

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