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Old 11-19-2010, 10:39 AM
 
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What worked for me was setting out a small glass of vinegar - they like it - fly in and die
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Old 11-19-2010, 04:32 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico
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This year seemed to be much worse than others.

Nita
Perhaps this year was indeed something of an anomaly. I myself had a problem with these things earlier this year in the summer. I had never seen a gnat before in my life so I didn't even know that's what they were. I thought perhaps they were baby flies until someone told me that they were actually gnats. But, like you, with the colder weather they seem to have disappeared.
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Old 11-20-2010, 04:35 PM
 
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Do you shower regularly?
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Old 11-21-2010, 08:43 AM
 
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Thanks for the tips! We set out a cup of vinegar last night (thanks 4sankofa) and found a dozen or so gnats in the cup this morning. We tossed the plant into the trash today, as the gnat irritant factor is stronger than the plant's value in the house. Hopefully the remaining gnats will die soon!

Userdavey ... I appreciate your concern about my hygiene. Geez.... some people.
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Old 11-21-2010, 11:46 AM
 
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What worked for me was setting out a small glass of vinegar - they like it - fly in and die
I heard the same thing about red wine, so I tried it. Well, I guess the wine I used was so cheap the gnats didn't even like it, cause they didn't land in the glass.

Nita
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Old 11-21-2010, 04:07 PM
 
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Sorry, I was only trying to get a laugh.
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Old 11-21-2010, 09:29 PM
 
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Do you shower regularly?
That post cracked me up! Had a good laugh on that one!
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Old 11-21-2010, 09:30 PM
 
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Sorry, I was only trying to get a laugh.
You succeeded. I cracked up when I read it!
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Old 11-21-2010, 09:33 PM
 
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Out in Eastern New Mexico in fall there's problems with flies. Trying to have some ice tea on the back porch, it gets troublesome. So I bought some Kahlua and moistened a paper towel with it and sat it out on the back patio. About 2-3 hours later, the flies were stoned. Easy to kill and get rid of!
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Old 11-22-2010, 06:14 AM
 
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After removing the plant yesterday morning, we haven't seen a gnat for about 18 hours. Thanks for all the tips and ideas.
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