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    Too many Gnats

    I was wondering if anybody has a good way to stop gnats from bugging you. I've tried OFF bug spray and the vanilla extract. The vanilla works better but still I am looking for something better. We can't go outside without the darn things flying all around your head.



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    Re: Too many Gnats

    I remembered this as a trick from when I played baseball in HS... rub a dryer sheet on your face or as we did the underside of the bill of a cap.

    How to Repel Mosquitoes and Gnats | eHow.com



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    Re: Too many Gnats

    Shower!



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    Re: Too many Gnats

    If it's your yard just spray it. Any cheap insect/misquito spray works. I do it once a month and it does wonders. Probably due for it soon because I got bit a little last night while spot spraying weeds.


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    Re: Too many Gnats

    I wish it was just my yard, golf course, baseball diamonds. Any place with grass is terrible at night.



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    Re: Too many Gnats

    I got a bug zapper. I know they don't help much, but I get satisfaction out of listening to them fry.



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    Re: Too many Gnats

    Quote Originally Posted by CRCy17 View Post
    I remembered this as a trick from when I played baseball in HS... rub a dryer sheet on your face or as we did the underside of the bill of a cap.

    How to Repel Mosquitoes and Gnats | eHow.com
    Ding ding ding!!!



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    Re: Too many Gnats

    Quote Originally Posted by travman23 View Post
    If it's your yard just spray it. Any cheap insect/misquito spray works. I do it once a month and it does wonders. Probably due for it soon because I got bit a little last night while spot spraying weeds.
    What brand / type of spray are you using?



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    Re: Too many Gnats

    Obsorbine Jr. last summer all the stores around us were sold out. It works as good as anything out there.

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    Re: Too many Gnats

    Quote Originally Posted by snowcraig2.0 View Post
    I got a bug zapper. I know they don't help much, but I get satisfaction out of listening to them fry.
    I don't think zappers help at all, except to attract them to your yard. But you can't beat the fun and and thinking that you are putting a dent in the total population.



    It just like those Japanese beetle traps. You can catch billions of those pests, but you're inviting them from miles around.



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    Re: Too many Gnats

    Quote Originally Posted by Balls View Post
    What brand / type of spray are you using?
    It doesn't really matter, I've used the cheap brand at Menards to a name brand like Cutter. You'll never get rid of them completely but spraying the lawn with some kind of misquito repellant definitely cuts down on them!


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    Re: Too many Gnats

    Quote Originally Posted by SMG View Post
    Obsorbine Jr. last summer all the stores around us were sold out. It works as good as anything out there.

    SMG

    Bingo!! this stuff is the best there is.


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    Re: Too many Gnats

    Simple. I burn those suckers right outta the sky!


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    Re: Too many Gnats

    We have the smallest bit of McNess 1046 left at work. That is supposedly the holy grail of gnat repellents. Put a couple dabs on in the morning and you are good all day! But that is no longer available. There is however something called Dettol Antiseptic that has the same active ingredient as McNess.



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