Gnats grow to 1/8 to 1/4 inch in length. They are gray and black with long slender legs and antennae. Gnats are drawn to fungus and mosit areas; sinks, overiped fruit, softening potatoes, over-watered indoor plants and compost systems. Although they pose no risk to humans, they are a nuisance that nobody wants around, especially in your home. They can however cause direct damage to your plants. Female gnats can lay as may as 300 larvae on the surface of moist soil at one time. These
on Jan 25, 2013
Ooooo I just had that problem a couple of months ago. I was using a lot of fruit, making
smoothies and stuff. It took me a minute to get rid of those suckers. What finally worked was ... I unintentionally left empty bottle of dish detergent (orange scented) on the counter. Left the spout open. Then after a week, I didn't see any gnats. I had poured ammonia down the drain, had left some vinegar out in a glass adn that had gotten SOME of them but it was still a few stragglers. But now, there were none. Happened to look at the dish bottle, they were all in there ... dead. Apparently the squeezed through the small opening to get down in the dish bottle but couldn't get out. And I think the orange scent must have attracted them.
I have a split level home, 1 bath upstairs and a bathroom that was added to the downstairs area some years before I bought the home. I moved in, had the bathroom redone and now, when I use water upstairs (shower, dishwasher, faucet) the downstairs tub backs up with brown water that smells dirty, kinda like rust, grease and whatever else. Had the downstairs bathroom snaked twice, helped for a minute but didn't last longer than a month. Camera went down and said there were no branches
on Jan 14, 2012
Happy New Year! I just poured myself of Turkey Hill Pomegranate Lemonade and a shot of cheap
tequila, and Im gonna read through everything Woodbridge wrote. The tub is on the lower level, a basement that includes a small kitchen, laundry, bedroom, den and fireplace. When I wash clothes, the basement kitchen sink gurgles. And I've just noticed an old wet stain on the ceiling in the hallway in front of the basement bathroom door, like there was a leak there at one time. I touched it, its dry but I didn't notice it before. And as of today, the water in the tub is NOT going down. It's a tub full of greasy, smelly rusty red brown water. Yuck! Calling someone this week. I've been showering at a friends house