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Thread: What are you gents doing to get rid of "Gnats" Fruit Flies coming out of Sink/Drain?

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    Question What are you gents doing to get rid of "Gnats" Fruit Flies coming out of Sink/Drain?




    I used bleach...hot water....no work!

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    I don't put fruit down my drain

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    Those aren't gnats or fruit flies!
    http://ohioline.osu.edu/hyg-fact/2000/2071.html

    Usually and indication of an open drain pipe, dry trap, or other drain pipe defect.

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    We used a can of Raid with a flexible scrap hose segment and gave those disposal-dwellers a few doses. They be dead now, or moved elsewhere.

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    Default gnats

    1. I do not have any.
    2. When a customer has them, I do not do anything about them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thatguy View Post
    We used a can of Raid with a flexible scrap hose segment and gave those disposal-dwellers a few doses. They be dead now, or moved elsewhere.


    any specific one? is there one that kills eggs?

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    and can it be purchased at the "Homes Depot" ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 87vertgt View Post
    any specific one? is there one that kills eggs?
    No specific stuff.

    The larvae are supposed to be well-protected but it seemed to work anyway. Just keep whackin' 'em.

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    i am gonna try this stuff

    Vector bio-5

    http://www.wmmg.com/products/products-item2.asp?id=53


    where do i buy it?!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 87vertgt View Post
    i am gonna try this stuff

    Vector bio-5

    http://www.wmmg.com/products/products-item2.asp?id=53


    where do i buy it?!!!

    Google is my friend...

    http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&s...&aq=f&oq=&aqi=

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redwood View Post
    You passed up a perfectly good chance to use lmgtfy.com (let me google that for you).

    Example: Click Here
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    Enjoying life in SW Florida

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    Quote Originally Posted by FloridaOrange View Post
    You passed up a perfectly good chance to use lmgtfy.com (let me google that for you).

    Example: Click Here
    Well thats in my favorites now!
    Thanks!

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    Me too. That was fantastic Mr Orange!

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    Exclamation Drain gnats in house !

    I had a really bad problem back at the start of may,

    but a friend recommended boiling water so i tried and it worked ! !

    I dumped a couple of big pots boiling water down every drain ie; kitchen sink

    both sides includes g/d, lav sink, bathtub/shower, but "not" toilet i poured

    a couple cups of beach in bowl to set overnite,

    also i put the drain stoppers in the sinks and closed the bathtub drain,

    i noticed a immediate improvement the next day and a couple days later no

    more problems ! !

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    i was looking to get it today or saturday....not next week......

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