By: Tara Fuller
No more pesky Gnats
According to Donald Lewis,
Extension Entomologist at Iowa State University, there are three types of household gnats: Fungus, fruit flies and moth flies. Fortunately, despite being annoying, they don't bite, sting, transmit diseases
or ruin house furnishings or structures. Good news, there are inexpensive yet effective methods to eliminating these pesky gnats; red wine may be your answer.
The University of Nebraska. To treat, run hot water down the drains to loosen bacteria followed by a generous dose of all-purpose cleaner using a toothbrush around crevasse to kill the bacteria.
Iowa State University, fruit flies (aka pomace flies) most likely source in the home during fall and winter is a slow-moving or a
seldom-used drain (sink, bathtub, shower or floor drain) where a layer
of slime has built up above the water line. Dr. Lewis recommends as the only effective management of these gnats is to clean the slime from inside