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    GNATS! In the kitchen!

    Any advice on getting rid of pesky gnats in the kitchen? They seem to hover around the sink and cupboards directly above the sink, and are beyond annoying.

    I wash my dishes immediately after use (don't have a dishwasher), empty the trash regularly, etc., but they're still here. Don't want to use Raid because of the fumes and it doesn't seem to work with gnats anyway.

    Any homemade concoctions for these guys?



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    Re: GNATS! In the kitchen!

    I've heard that vanilla will keep them away



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    Re: GNATS! In the kitchen!

    I used a fogger periodically, and that seemed to work well at my old house.



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    Re: GNATS! In the kitchen!

    Set out a bowl of apple cider vinegar with a little dish soap mixed in.



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    Re: GNATS! In the kitchen!

    Dont leave fruits and veggies out on the counter or wash them all really well. They probably came in on something. Alot of times they are on bananas and bags of onions.



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    Re: GNATS! In the kitchen!

    Quote Originally Posted by bostinelosd View Post
    Dont leave fruits and veggies out on the counter or wash them all really well. They probably came in on something. Alot of times they are on bananas and bags of onions.
    That's it...exposed fruits...that's how they got there.


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    Re: GNATS! In the kitchen!

    No fruits here--bread, pasta, cereal, ramen, and deli meats are pretty much all I have (and all foods are either in cupboards or fridge). Poor college kid on volunteer internship and eating cheap
    I'm heading to the store later, will try to pick up some apple vinegar.



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    Re: GNATS! In the kitchen!

    Gnats or fruit flies?



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    Re: GNATS! In the kitchen!

    Fill up a glass of wine and set it out.



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    Re: GNATS! In the kitchen!

    Quote Originally Posted by CrossCyed View Post
    Gnats or fruit flies?
    I don't know. But they're pesky, tiny, and more than annoying.



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    Re: GNATS! In the kitchen!

    Quote Originally Posted by clone2011 View Post
    No fruits here--bread, pasta, cereal, ramen, and deli meats are pretty much all I have (and all foods are either in cupboards or fridge). Poor college kid on volunteer internship and eating cheap
    I'm heading to the store later, will try to pick up some apple vinegar.
    Had the same problem when I was a "poor college kid." We just had to do a deep clean. Make sure there are no dirty dishes in the sink, make sure the garbage is covered and taken out often, no food is exposed to the air, etc.



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    Re: GNATS! In the kitchen!

    Do you have an in-sink garbage disposal?



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    Re: GNATS! In the kitchen!

    Nope on the in-sink garbage disposal.



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    Re: GNATS! In the kitchen!

    Quote Originally Posted by JonDMiller View Post
    That's it...exposed fruits...that's how they got there.
    Please tell me that "exposed fruits" isn't a euphemism for something.



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    Re: GNATS! In the kitchen!

    Close the windows and turn the air on.


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