Mosquitoes v Midges

Biting midges are similar to mosquitoes, they are both biting flies, they simply belong to different families. (Thankfully Smidge works on both!)


  • Live in cooler, temperate climates.
  • Females need a blood meal.
  • Feed mainly on animals.
  • Lay their eggs on soil or mud.
  • Cut a hole in the skin using scissor type mouthparts to create a pool of blood from which to feed.


  • Live in warmer tropical or sub-tropical climates
  • Females need a blood meal.
  • Prefer humans.
  • Lay their eggs in water.
  • Inject their mouthparts painlessly into their victim and feed from a blood capillary.

Smidge also works on mosquitoes

Smidge is your powerful secret weapon against both midges and mosquitoes. As you can see, it is scientifically proven to provide up to 8 hours of protection against a wide range of biting pests including biting midges, mosquitoes, black flies, sand flies, fleas and ticks.