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Old 10-06-2009, 06:53 AM
 
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Default Getting rid of gnats or w/e they are called

Ok, every now and then, I'll see a gnat flying around especially my computer screen. Anyhow, I keep my garbage can covered, but I sometimes still see the little pests. I've only been in the apartment going on two months, but they've been my only bug problem so far.
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Old 10-06-2009, 08:10 AM
 
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Do you have any houseplants? I had a money tree, one of those small trees with the braided trunk and bunches of leaves in threes and fives. It would get little flies from time to time.
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Old 10-06-2009, 10:19 AM
 
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Yep house plants can do it - I am pretty sure that is where mine originate from time to time - They can also come up through your drains - a little vinager from time to time helps.

Set out a little container of a squirt of dish soap and a little vinager - that will attract them and they will end up swimming in the mixture!
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Old 10-06-2009, 12:04 PM
 
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I don't have any plants, but being a busy college student, I umm forgot to wash some dishes where I cooked some lasanga. >_>

Anyhow, I cleaned and disinfected the area with pine sol.

I've never heard of them coming from the drain before. Does the vinegar kill them?
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Old 10-07-2009, 09:33 AM
 
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It's acidic, so it probably kills them. When we get ants in the house, I spray them with Windex. The ammonia kills them. Vinegar is probably the same way--it's Nature's Windex.
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