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How do you get rid of gnats that are flying around inside a house?

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2006-07-25 20:03:59
2006-07-25 20:03:59

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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