I spent most of the day in my classroom grading yesterday. There were a whole bunch of black gnats flying around.
The other night, my apartment was filled with them too. A couple of days ago, I asked my students what they were, or if they were seasonal. They didn’t know. It surprises me how little people know about land-creatures and land-plants here. There is a tree that grows like a weed all over the place. No one seems to know much about it either.
Anyway, the internet has some information about the gnats. They come when it’s been rainy, and February and March are the months when they are the worst. I run my air conditioner at night, and that seems to keep the gnats under control at home. At school, I’ll just have to keep killing them.