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Old 11-01-2008, 08:53 AM
 
Location: Fort Worth/Dallas
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Ya, me too nsumner. I don't know where they are coming from. I've even sprayed flying insect killer and within an hour or two, they are back!

TravisFranklin, I hope so too!
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Old 11-01-2008, 06:26 PM
 
Location: TX
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I normally use Raid and it works pretty well. Several months ago, my kitchen sink was invaded by small ants (not fire ants, thank goodness). I Raided the hell out of that area after putting the dirty dishes in the d/w and that did the trick. I don't know how those little ants came in from the sink drain.
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Old 11-01-2008, 07:30 PM
 
Location: Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex
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Oh you probably had sugar ants, beowulf. They are sometimes hard to get rid of!
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Old 11-01-2008, 07:33 PM
 
Location: TX
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Oh you probably had sugar ants, beowulf. They are sometimes hard to get rid of!
Oh, OK. I never heard of that before, but I guess that's what small black ants are called. I remember having that problem at an apt. and it was whenever I had some leftover food in the kitchen sink that I didn't clean well enough.
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Old 09-19-2009, 07:03 PM
 
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Default little bugger trap

I've had the same problem in the past. They are strongly attracted to anything fermenting. I keep a pretty tidy kitchen, but ya can't always stop em.

The best solution I've seen for getting rid of an existing swarm is to take a glass half-full of vinegar and put saran-wrap over it. Then, poke about a dozen holes in the wrap, just large enough to let the gnats in. They are smart enough to get in, but tend to stay in the glass to die. If you don't have vinegar, just about any fermented drink will work. You'll have to leave the glass out for about a week at least.
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Old 09-19-2009, 09:57 PM
 
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this post opened a thread that was almost a year old
why---no one else has mentioned this happening at this time in this area
first time poster
this is not the only one I have found on the boards in past week
something is not kosher
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Old 09-20-2009, 06:49 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Has anyone else had this problem? An invasion of Gnats in the house?

This has been going on for a week or two. I've been cleaning, trying to make sure that isn't the problem, and apparently it is not.

I went in to Wal-Mart yesterday evening to purchase something to take care of these nasty little critters and the lady at the counter told me that everyone has been coming in and complaining about the problem.

Apparently they are coming up through the drains and are VERY hard to get rid of.

I've sprayed, I've cleaned, and although it has limited them somewhat, they are still a bother.

Anyone else?
They are bad here this year as well. I will say the last few weeks we have only been bothered by a few, so I am guessing the season is about to end, but yes, they are a pain in the rear.

Nita
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Old 09-21-2009, 01:11 PM
 
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I live in same area as Synopsis and there have been no gnats around my house in or out all summer
his post was in 08--not current--
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