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2014-08-28 00:59:26
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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.

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