Gnats....gnats....these dang gnats!!!

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  1. teaysvalleyguy

    teaysvalleyguy New Member

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    OK, not sure what is going on but it seems like gnats have decided to visit this winter and keep poping up. It is weird. They are here and then leave for a day or two and then come back. No food laying around and dishes are done daily.

    Any idea's on how to get rid of these things. Want to avoid sprays and such because of Madison.

    Thanks
     
  2. Arkansascatman777

    Arkansascatman777 New Member

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    Tea, it sounds to me like it may be fruit flies. If so get rid of any fruit laying around that is rotten or getting old.
     

  3. teaysvalleyguy

    teaysvalleyguy New Member

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    Nope, none laying around. Have checked, unless Madison has hid something we can't find. They are just irritating me.

    Thanks though
     
  4. dafin

    dafin New Member

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    Tea you might try takeing a bath :haha:
     
  5. Itch2Scratch

    Itch2Scratch New Member

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    Tea...:amazed: ...throw out the house plants or change the soil!:sad_2a: ...LOL My Ex use to have house plants and I would find these darn small flying critters all over the soil.:crazy: :0a26:
     
  6. teaysvalleyguy

    teaysvalleyguy New Member

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    No house plants, so...............
     
  7. Salty1

    Salty1 New Member

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    Do you use a septic system at your home ????? I do and I think they breed in the drains. I am not sure though !!!!
     
  8. kat in the hat

    kat in the hat New Member

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    Do you have a potatoe box? We had one, then some taters got soft, and the gnats began to fly. We got rid of it, and now no more gnats.
     
  9. Itch2Scratch

    Itch2Scratch New Member

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    No house plants...hmmmmm:embarassed: .......take a shower like Dale said then.:crazy: :lol: ...LOL....Have a worm farm going there?:confused2:
     
  10. teaysvalleyguy

    teaysvalleyguy New Member

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    Taking a shower shortly, let ya know if it helps. lol
     
  11. Bubbakat

    Bubbakat New Member

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    My grand daddy always told me if you would cut a hole in the seat of your pants then the gnats wouldn't get into your face.:lol: :lol:
     
  12. squirtspop

    squirtspop New Member

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    WTG Bubba. Reps to you my friend. Sounds like good, sound advice.
     
  13. bill_gfish

    bill_gfish New Member

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    we had em once and kept killing and killing but they seemed to just keep comming. Come to find out there was a few potatoes in a bag that got lost tucked in way behind the plastic grocery bags on the floor of the pantry. Drove me nuts for days. If it helps the gnats never seemed to be more than 10 ft. from the source.
     
  14. Dreadnaught

    Dreadnaught New Member

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    Them are Circle Flies, I tell ya!!!! Ya just can't fool those Circle Flies, LMAO!!!
     
  15. Ol Man

    Ol Man New Member

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    I keep my fly open... it keeps them away from my face...:lol:

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  16. Arkansascatman777

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    Just checking back in to see if the bath did any good:lol: .
     
  17. Dave L

    Dave L New Member

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    Empty pop (soda) cans will attract fruit flies as well. If you recycle, keep it out doors or rinse them out first.
     
  18. laidbck111

    laidbck111 New Member

    Tea, you might want to plant a container of lemongrass. It helps keep the gnats and other things away.
     
  19. Cheryl

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    You can also get rid of gnats by using products found around the home. Since they are attracted to the scent of vinegar, fill a jar with vinegar and poke holes in the lid. The gnats will climb into the jar, but they won't be able to climb out. For those that remain in the house, try putting vegetable oil around your kitchen sink drain. Gnats finding themselves coated in the oil will be unable to breed. If you're not interested in potentially clogging your drain with vegetable oil, pouring a cup of ammonia down your kitchen sink is said to get rid of any flies hovering around that area. Let it sit for a couple of hours before using the sink again.

    http://www.wisegeek.com/how-can-i-get-rid-of-gnats.htm

    Tea,
    There are lots more links on the net, but the above vinegar and ammonia deal seems to work.
    Hope this helps.
    Cheryl
     
  20. teaysvalleyguy

    teaysvalleyguy New Member

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    Nope, still flying around. lol