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How do you get rid of gnats or fruit flies indoors?


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2008-01-23 14:15:46
2008-01-23 14:15:46

leave out a glass of red wine or vinegar


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Get rid of old food, don't leave food out.

They are most likely fruit flies, not gnats. Well, the most common reason for fruit fly invasion is because leftover vegetables or fruit are being left untouched. Those flies like to crawl all over the fruit.To get rid of them, clean the whole cage thoroughly and replace all food and bedding. If you don't you might find some maggots in your cage!

Vinegar won't get rid of them, only trap some adults keeping them down. If you have small flies breeding indoors it is keyed to moisture- leak in a wall, overwatered plants, drains, etc. Find that source and dry it out and they will die out. If it's fungus gnats from a plant, Take it outside.

This depends on the source of the gnats. If the gnats are coming from plants, it is a sign of overwatering. If they are not actually gnats but fruit flies, they are coming from a food source. Make sure employees are keeping any food kept at their workspaces sealed, the trash emptied and and any kitchen area clean. They should disappear once their food source is gone.

You can get rid of sand gnats by treating the area with product such as permethin. An exterminator can also help to rid sand gnats with proper treatment.

Generally moisture is the key to all small flies. Find the source where they breed and dry it out. The flies will follow.

To get rid of gnats that are flying around the house don't leave fruits that have been have half-eaten around, or peels any where in your house. Try not having a messy house and food in places that aren't refrigerators or cabinets. Try also sealing food such as fuits and veggies in sealed bags so nats don't come for it. :) :) :) *If you don't know if they are gnats or fruit flies, put out a small dish of wine. Gnats are attracted to it.. so are fruit flies. They will drown in it. After you kill all you can. Give your house a good once over and clean really well. Good luck!

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How to get rid of gnats in the house

You have to find the source. If they are breeding inside, usually it is linked to water-just like fruit flies. Even potted plants can breed small flies once the water stagnates. They have a short life span so dry out the breeding area. If you spray can them, they breed so fast it will be the same in one or 2 days. If they are definitely from outside and an ongoing problem, an ILT wall mounted will suck up any that manage to get in. Almost all small flies from outdoors go for UV. Fruit and phorid/moth aka "bathroom flies" (usually from inside) don't.

Pour a small amount of wine in several glasses and place the glasses in various areas within the hom. Deep glasses work best The bugs will be attracted to the sweet smell and will consume the wine. Gnats, fruit flies and other small insects will become intoxicated and drown.

One way to rid plants of pesky gnats is to make sure that you are not over-watering. If you let the soil stay wet all of the time, it can attract gnats. Another way to rid your plants of gnats is to keep small bowls of apple cider vinegar out near the plants.

Cleaning spills, clearing orts, covering or refrigerating fruits (especially bananas), repairing screens, and sealing cracks are ways to get rid of fruit gnats by obstructing populations from becoming established indoors. Employing apple cider vinegar-filled bottles/bowls and disposable-glued pheromone or ultraviolet light traps and keeping drains clean end establishing and established presences. Additional controls may include tolerance of natural enemies outdoors (chickens, crickets, frogs, predaceous wasps, spiders) and use of pyrethrin spray.

I think they must have we have some at home and I think they actually GROW from the fruit! I never thought they bit until yesterday when I found a series of clear bites all up my left arm and now it's itching like mad - I don't like fruit flies, they thrive in damp sugary environments and multiply by the dozen daily! I used some insect spray to get rid of them but found more alive - gat rid of all bad fruit and flower is my advice!

Fruit Flies can sense other types of food too, like grains or vegetables. Also its very important to note that fruit flies do not only breed on fruit. Any sugary substance or even your rubbish bins can be perfect places for fruit flies. More information can be found here:

In order to get rid of gnats in a restaurant, be sure you get rid of any trash laying around. Be sure you clean up dirty dishes and glasses, as gnats are attracted to grime. If worse comes to worse, use a gnat killing or repellent spray.

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use a net and sticky traps. There are many ways and things you can try To get rid of fruit flies. I personally recommend that you use a vinegar trap. It is efficient and not hazard's. All you need to do is to pour some vinegar into a source. Then make a cone out of paper with the one end small enough for a fruit fly to go into. The cone must not touch the vinegar. The fruit flies will go in because they love the smell but they won't know how to get out. For more information try:

This is a classic sign of overwatering.

i just got two peepers and they eat fruit flies (if you have fruit flies they will get rid of them) leaves,small crickets and ants

Fungus gnats can be a nuisance to some people. They can be eliminated by the use of a common insect repellent.

Cleanliness especially around kitchen sinks and removal of the enticement, which is rotting food, function as effective remedies for getting rid of fruit flies. Known as Drosophilidae, fruit flies make up a diverse family with a very short lifespan and with a passion for fermenting, rotting material. Another effective remedy requires a vinegar trap, which lures fruit flies with the fermenting smells of vinegar.

Bathe the puppy,then let him/her stay inside.

If they are breeding inside, find the source and dry it out.

They are just fungus gnats from over watering. Set it outside & dry it out some & they will disappear.

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