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Fruit Flies and Summer Gnats

October 2, 2010

A cloud of gnats over a grassy field near sunset.I have had a problem the past 2 years with flies in the house that look like fruit flies or May flies. It begins in September and continues til maybe November. How do I get rid of them and what are they? I thought they might be coming from the soil in my houseplants. Please help, they're driving me crazy!

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Hardiness Zone: 5b

By Dianne from Salem, NH

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October 2, 20100 found this helpful
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Dianne,
I read that using cider vinegar (brown) works great. I put about 1/4 cup, in a plastic container with 1 Tablespoon of sugar and a little dish soap (1-2 drops). You don't even have to mix. I put a lid or plastic wrap over the top and poke a small hole. They will come and don't seem to find their way out. I freshen it every 1 1/2-2 weeks! Hope it works! AnniePat

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We now have little fruit flies/gnats and they're driving me crazy.

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August 17, 2010

I have a problem with gnats. They attack my fruit that I leave out on the counter. We like our fruit warm.

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Fruit flies and summer gnats can be a problem for me with the amount of garden produce and orchard harvest I have each year.

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