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  • Howie
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    Rose, probably the apple cider vinegar one. I have all the stuff for that. But later. I just ate, and so it's quiet time for Sam and me.

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  • Earth Mother 2 Angels
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    ((((((Hugs to All)))))) ~

    agate ~

    This Old House was one of our favorite programs. Jim was Mr. Fix It, and he loved watching shows about home improvement.

    Linda ~

    Your pitcher plants remind me of the carnivorous plant in "Little Shop of Horrors." What is their availability? Are they rare, or can they be found in nurseries or Home Depot? Will they eat any insect, such as a mosquito? If so, I want to plant them in my yards, as mosquitos are our main insect problem. Every year we receive West Nile Virus warnings. A brilliant solution to your gnat problem.

    Howie ~

    Which method are you going to try first? I hope it will be successful. Be sure to let us know.

    Love & Light,

    ❤️❤️❤️❤️

    Rose

    *Virtual Hugs Are Germ-Free!


    THANKS!




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  • Howie
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    I want to see gnat guts spread....oh sorry, Agate made me say that!

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  • agate
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    Great idea, Linda! Let the plants eat the gnats. You get a nice plant and no gnats.

    Howie, if it's a sticky-paper type of gnat trap, you might have to leave it there for a while before you start noticing any dead gnats but you will start seeing dead gnats stuck to the paper. (Apologies if that was too much graphic detail.)

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  • Lazarus
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    Hey! I grow carnivorous plants (pitcher plants) and brought several from the greenhouse into the house to combat gnats. Half a day later and gnats are gone!

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  • Howie
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    I think I'll try one of Rose's home remedies. This gnat trap I got on Amazon doesn't work. It's done nothing!!!

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  • agate
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    Thank you for the link, Rose! (I watched that program for many years!)

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  • Earth Mother 2 Angels
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    ((((((Hugs to All)))))) ~

    Here are some easy, inexpensive, and effective DIY home remedies for gnat control:

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    agate ~

    It turns out it wasn't at all difficult to find someone, who hasn't read "Grapes of Wrath!" As you can see, we highly recommend it. It should be available in audiobook form, if that is what you prefer.

    Hope everyone gets their gnats under control.

    Love & Light,

    ❤️❤️❤️❤️

    Rose

    *Virtual Hugs Are Germ-Free!


    THANKS!

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  • agate
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    Howie, I took your advice and found some gnat/fruitfly traps and am ordering some. I used to have something similar but ran out of them. They were VERY sticky yellow paper rectangles but because they were so sticky, there special metal holders for them so you could poke them into the dirt around houseplants. The gnats I have now aren't on the plants so much as just around, in my face at times.

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  • Howie
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    Agate, I'll soon find out if the stoppers help. Mine are all plugged now, and that gnat trap is plugged in. Between the two, I hope to be gnat free soon.

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  • Sunshine 2
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    Originally posted by Howie View Post
    Jingle, go to Amazon and search for "gnat trap". There were many, all types and prices.

    Sunshine, all my drains are the old kind that uses a rubber stopper to close them off. I think I will plug them all unless I am using them. Thanks for the idea.
    Let us know the results!

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  • agate
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    Howie, drains are a concern of mine too and I have gnats. I wonder if just keeping the stopper firmly in the drain is really going to keep them out because they're so tiny but I've been trying to remember to keep the drains closed with their stoppers.

    Sunshine, I didn't know about the orange stuff you mention but I'm definitely going to look into it. There was an orange stuff some years ago that the building manager gave residents to keep drains from getting clogged. It was an enzyme preparation and I think it was a powder that had to be mixed with water. I do recall having to let it stand there a while.

    Gnats weren't the issue at the time but it might be the same stuff.

    EDITED TO ADD: I found something that may be similar. Comments mention that it got rid of drain flies.

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    Last edited by agate; 07-27-2021, 12:34 PM.

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  • Howie
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    Jingle, go to Amazon and search for "gnat trap". There were many, all types and prices.

    Sunshine, all my drains are the old kind that uses a rubber stopper to close them off. I think I will plug them all unless I am using them. Thanks for the idea.

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  • Sunshine 2
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    Howie : some types of gnats are “drain flies” they come out of kitchen and bathroom drains and feed on debris at the bottom (unreachable) part of the drainage pipes. They are attracted also to bright shiny surfaces like your computer screen.

    They are hard to get rid of. The insecontrol guy (in florida, you must have an insect control guy ) can give you a bottle of the stuf to pour down your drains. I think it is orange and I recall it has to sit in the drain a while before you run water in it.

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  • jingle
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    Howie - please, I want and need to hear about the gnat trap. Gnats are just about to make me move out of here.

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