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Gnats are the invention of the "debil"

April 30th, 2009 at 02:42 pm

I have been fighting the gnat problem for a while now. I can't figure out how to get rid of them!! I this spray that I spray...it is supposed to be bio-friendly. And it does kill them. My counter ends up looking like a gnat burial ground! Pretty nasty! I keep the dishes done and the sink empty. I can't find the epicenter! I am convinced that these creatures were sent by the devil to drive me insane!! Does anyone have any ideas on how to get rid of them? I have tried a few of the old wives tales that I found online, but they don't work. I am at my wits end!

Spending wise, yesterday $45 was spent out of my account...how you might ask since I am confined to the house. Nice trick huh. My son used $21 for the flowers for prom. My DH used $24 for gas. Now if I could just figure out how to get money in my account when I don't leave the house, it would be perfect!!!

12 Responses to “Gnats are the invention of the "debil"”

  1. simpleyme Says:

    keep a bottle of open applecider vinager around for a while they are attracted to it and go in the bottle and drown ,also physicaly squash any that you can

  2. HouseHopeful Says:

    Simpleyme, thats exactly what I was going to say. It works like a CHARM!

  3. HouseHopeful Says:

    oh - i just use a small bowl of the apple cidar vinegar, instead of a bottle Smile

  4. gamecock43 Says:

    Its going to be a strong gnat year. They are really out in full force already!! Just stay inside. Sprays only get rid of the weak, you are breeding Super-gnats with the chemical attempts.

  5. north georgia gal Says:

    gamecock, these gnats are inside! That is what is driving me crazy! Will try the apple cider vinegar thing...hope it works!

  6. gamecock43 Says:

    indoor gnats??!! oh no! That does stink!

  7. dividing the dime Says:

    I have indoor gnats, too, and it's driving me insane like you. We wrap our fruit trash (banana peels, apple cores, orange peelings) because they seem to gather over fruit trash like a million little soldiers. Do they just materialize from air space or what? I've tried those old fashioned sticky fly traps, sprays, etc, with little success. I'm going to try the apple cider vinegar, because up until now it seems like I was single-handedly supporting a gnat farm for the southern part of the United States. Bleaah. It's been freaking me out, but I'm so glad to hear I'm not the only one.

  8. north georgia gal Says:

    Dividing...you are certainly not the only one! I put the vinegar out tonight and so far there is one floater in it. I hope to have more! Like you, I can't seem to find what they are feeding and multiplying on! We empty the trash nightly, make sure the sink is empty of food and dishes, and spray the hell out of them! But it is a pain to have to make sure everything is off the counters!!

  9. simpleyme Says:

    another thing I was thinking about with gnats is make sure your sink drains are clean,scrub them with white vinager and baking soda then pour white vinager and baking soda down the drain,I believe they could be laying eggs there or just feeding there(maybe thats crazy but nothin wrong with clean sink drains especialy if you have a garbage disposal)

  10. frugaltexan75 Says:

    Another option I've heard of is leave out a bowl of soapy water. (although maybe that's more for ants...)

  11. north georgia gal Says:

    I tried the bowl of soapy water and it didn't work. The cider doesn't seem to be working either. I am pulling my hair out!!!

  12. Ralph Says:

    I lived in middle Georgia with the gnats until I saved enough money to leave. Now I live in Central Texas where the occsional gnat reminds me of why I abandoned family and property and moved out here.
    The vinegar solution only works on fruit flies, not on gnats and, yes, there is a real difference between the two. Who cares what the difference is? The ultimate gnat solution is to be where they aren't.
    Otherwise, as my dad was fond of saying, "If you get tired of the gnats flying around your face, take off you pants."

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