Friday, December 21, 2007

Ridding the World of Pests, One Gnat at a Time

For months now, I’ve had a gnat problem in my house. I have done EVERYTHING possible to try to get rid of them, and though I have lowered the count considerably, there are still some stragglers. What’s even more frustrating is that now they’re showing up at work. Am I bringing them with me…possibly. Not sure how exactly. Regardless, they are becoming quite annoying.

Since treating my house plants, getting rid of all fresh fruits and vegetables in the house, pouring Drano down my drains, and putting out bowls of water mixed with vinegar and dish washing soup isn’t ridding me of these pests, I have resorted to hand to hand combat. I have in fact begun slapping at them in the air and killing them by hand. I have already gotten 6 today at work and 4 at home last night.

There has to be a better method, so I’m open to any and all suggestions.


Krista said...

I'm having a gnat problem in my office right now. I can't decide where they're coming from but my plant is the #1 suspect. How do you treat plants?

EandJTrygg said...

We wish you a merry Christmas and a pest-free new year!

-- Erik and Jeanie

Stacey said...

I bought some stuff at Lowe's (can't remember the name at the moment). I guess it has helped some, but didn't totally get rid of the problem. I might try going to TLC and see if they have any suggestions.