Asked August 5, 2018, 11:54 AM EDT

My house is swarming with gnats (noseeums). There is no rotting fruit, no birdseed and no spoilage anywhere in the house. They are all over. In the kitchen, bathroom & bedrooms. I tried the home remedies including vinegar and wine, but nothing seems to work? How do I get rid of them?

Harford County Maryland

3 Responses

Please submit photos of the gnats so we can see what you are dealing with.


Hopefully this helps.
I’ll try to get a better picture with a different camera.
Thank you.
Gary A Blough

The insects look like fruit flies. They are attracted and breed in many places besides fruit. They have short life spans, but long enough to lay eggs that hatch and keep swarming in and outside. The primary control for fruit flies is sanitation. Eliminate larval food and development sites. Keep fruit stored in the refrigerator. Rinse and drain bottles and cans that are to be recycled. Squeeze out mops thoroughly and dry. There may be enough food and moisture to complete development on the damp mops. Another common site is trash containers especially when they are lined with plastic bags (look between the liner and the container). Remember that the source of the infestation may not be where the adult flies are found.

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