Asked on Jul 18, 2019

What is attracting tiny flying bugs to my house?

BillieLaura CooperLynn Sorrell


Every now and then I notice a tiny like gnat flying around in the house. Any ideas what they could be coming from?

4 answers
  • Em
    on Jul 18, 2019

    If you have houseplants they are fungus gnats.Fungus Gnats Management Guidelines--UC IPM

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  • Lynn Sorrell
    on Jul 18, 2019

    Fungus gnats are dark gray or black. ... On the other hand,fungus gnats feature dangling legs and long bodies that make them appear similar to a small mosquito. Eyes: Fruit flies are easy to recognize by their big, red eyes, butfungus gnat eyes are so small they are hard to see. Fungus gnats in house plants---get Mosquito Bits (not toxic not chemical)add to all plants directions on containers repeat in 7-10 days gone.

  • Laura Cooper
    on Jul 19, 2019

    There are also drain flies. Try closing all the drains in your house unless using the faucet and see if that does it.

  • Billie
    on Jul 20, 2019

    Every summer in ms I, mother in law, even my neighbors have complained of gnats around kitchen. Hence drain flies. Just in a fluke after spraying flying insect spray to no avail husband sprayed some bengal roach spray as it was all he had and you guessed it no more drain flies and haven’t had them since he sprayed it that’s been 2 months now.

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