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    Please help me. I am being deluged by gnats in my kitchen and bathroom. They seem to congregate around moisture and food. I have NO food out, and i have tried a bowl of vinegar. But they are everywhere!!!!! You get swarmed when you go to the kitchen.

    Any tips????? I think they are ready to carry me away!!!!!!!!!



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    The only way I got rid of them was make sure there was nothing around, mine were coming in through the window, by where the hose was. I guess the moisture. I had to take a bowl with apple cider vinegar and put foil on it and punch a hole in it. It took two bowls on my counter. I also left the light in the kitchen on. Also check around where you leave dish draining..
    If you find any more ideas, let me know.. I find them alot.

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    did the foil keep them in? I never thought of doing that. my windows are closed . It seems to happen when I have fruit sitting on the counter. But I have put it all in the fridge.

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    What the others said. You can also use a vacuum to reduce the population.

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    I'm having the same problem also and just got rid of a bunch of apples due to the problem. They are in my bathrooms and kitchen. I've been killing them off left and right so I think I'll be free of them in a few days if they don't reproduce

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    The foil makes it so they can go in, but they can't get back out

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    I have used apple cider vinegar with 2-3 drops of dish soap in it and swirled around. I cover it with cling wrap and poke holes in it and leave it on the counter. It worked very well for me and the bugs were gone in about 2 days (except for the occasional stray).

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    thanks, girls.

    i am going to try these suggestions. Any reason for the Apple cider vinegar rather than regular vinegar?

    Thanks again

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    I like the idea of vaccuuming them up!!! suck them lil stupid suckers up!!!

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    are you sure they are not drain moths

    We had a similar problem and thought they were fruit flies or gnats here is a link which will tell you a bit about them.

    http://www.truevalue.com/content/exp...px?con_id=2419

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    If you have any potted plants in your home, be sure to check those as well. We had a problem with fungus gnats - they were in the potting soil we had purchased.

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    To go along with buffalosnowgirl, if the bugs are from plants sprinkle a thin amount of sand (like from the sandbox) on top of the dirt. Got that tip from a master gardener.

    I love the apple cider vinegar & dish detergent. For me that works the best.

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