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Thread: Gnat control

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    Cool Gnat control

    We have had a plague of gnats in northern Louisiana. A pest control serviceman said a good way to eliminate them without having to "bomb" the house is to place a small bowl/deep saucer with apple cider vinegar and 2 drops of liquid soap detergent anywhere there is an issue. There were 25 caught within a very short time!

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    I heard this several years ago. Keep fruit garbage outside should help also.
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    A good idea to remember

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    I don't understand gnats in the house, they are usually an outside problem. Are you speaking about 'fruit flies'? If so my exterminator told me to put 2 tablespoons of bleach down all drains at least once a month. The drains are where they breed. No more fruit flies.

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    Thanks for the info!!!! Good to know!

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    Wonder if these solutions work for other summer pests?

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    thanks for the great tip
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    I don't have a gnat problem or a fruit fly problem, but if there's a mosquito in the county, it'll find me. I use Bounce dryer sheets in my jeans pockets and will occasionally rub the sheet on my ears before picking berries, etc. Only 2 bites last summer when I forgot to put the sheets in my jeans pockets. I also attach to my straw gardening hat.

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    We had that problem here in our town last year. Gnats everywhere and not because of fruit in the house. We heard the same advise about vinegar & soap but were told to put it in a bottle. We even had them in the bathtub.
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    Use this all the time when DH is not around. His nose cannot handle even a hint of vinegar. So, he is in charge of vacuuming the screens.

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