How To Get Rid Of Gnats Plus 4 Easy Prevention Tips


Are you looking around your kitchen and seeing a horde of little flying insects? Are you concerned about the potential health risks that may come with these little creatures that are covering your fruit bowl? I’m going to teach you how to get rid of that pesky gnats infestation! Before you can find the right solution for your gnat problem, you need to know what you are dealing with. A gnat is a small black or brown insect. They may look similar to a fly; however, they are smaller. Soapmaking at home allows you to create a fully custom bar of soap – and is surprisingly easy. These tiny pests are usually slender in their body with fragile and small wings. You may assume they are all fruit flies, but there are a variety of different types of adult gnats that may make their way into your home. In general, you may find that gnats are broken down into two primary categories: biting and non-biting varieties.

The gnats that get into your home are usually the non-biting varieties. Gnats are not strong fliers, so they may stick to one area of your kitchen or your home rather than moving around like a fly. Although gnats have many similarities, you should be aware that most homes are infested with three primary types of gnats: fruit flies, drain flies, and fungus gnats. The drain flies may also be called phorid flies. Identifying the type of gnats that may infest your house is a critical part of finding a solution to get rid of them. When you are looking into how to get rid of gnats, you want to focus on eliminating the right type of gnat. Fruit flies are often found in your kitchen and usually have a rounded brown body with red eyes. You will often notice these annoying pests hanging out above your fruit bowl. When I notice that fruit flies have made their way into my kitchen, I make sure to take measures to eliminate them before they are able to cause problems.

Drain flies differ from fruit flies in the way they appear. You may notice that some flies in your home look similar to small moths. The flies will spend time around your drains, so you can find them in any bathroom, your kitchen, or other spaces with a drain. The final type of gnat that you may notice in your home is a fungus gnat. The gnat has a long black body with long legs. You will notice that it seems to spend time around your potted plants or similar areas of your home. You may also see fungus gnats in your yard and garden, so be aware that this gnat is found in many different areas with soil. Although other types of gnats may fly in through an open door or window, they are usually found in outdoor spaces. The three primary types that you will find in your home are the ones to consider when you are looking for natural remedies to get rid of gnats. This could be my doorstep almost every day of the week before the holidays!

Gnats are a pest that commonly comes from an outdoor space. They are attracted to rotting fruit, damp soil, and similar environments. In most cases, they need a reasonable amount of moisture in the air to grow, live, and thrive. A humid environment with warm temperatures is ideal for most gnat species. They may get into your home from a variety of sources. For example, they can fly in through an open door or window. Due to their small size, gnat populations can also get in your home through small openings that you’ve overlooked. The exact source of the gnats in your home may vary. Generally, they stay around your home due to the items that attract them to your space, such as rotting fruits and vegetables, over-watered houseplants, or smells from your drains. When I notice gnats in my home, the first consideration is the type of gnat. When you want to get rid of gnats, it is easier to focus on eliminating their food source.

Since the foods that gnats in your home eat may vary based on the type of insect, identifying the pests is the first part of eliminating them. Fruit flies are an easy insect to address. Remove their food source by putting fruits and vegetables in your fridge or in an appropriate bin. They will not have access to the food, so they will leave your home. You also want to make sure you rinse any fresh produce you bring home from the store before you put it away, since the flies may get into your home by traveling on your purchases. See my article on how to get rid of fruit flies naturally for more info. Drain flies are attracted to items in your drains. If you want to get rid of their food source, then you must clear out your drains and garbage disposal. Flush out your drains with an appropriate drain cleaner. You may want to consider home remedies to clear out any clogged pipes or drains. If the problem persists after using a natural remedy, then consider a more powerful drain cleaner.

Bugged Out January 2020


As mentioned in an earlier post, Brewer had introduced a bed bug related resolution in 2004 into the Council’s Health Committee (the reason it died in committee is unclear). Therefore, I’m guessing that this new legislation will also be sent to the Health Committee. Now the committee has to approve this legislation before it can be passed on to the full Council for vote, so it’s very important that the committee approves the bed bug legislation or it will never be approved into law. Here is a list of the Councilmembers who currently sit on the Health Committee and what part of New York City they represent. You can have some influence on these committee members vote on the bed bug legislation by visiting the City Council web site and e-mailing as many Councilmembers as you’d like and politely urging them to support the bed bug legislation. You can have even more influence on a committee member if you live in the part of New York City that they represent.

That means that member represents you, and he or she will pay more attention to what you have to say then someone who doesn’t live in their Council district. At the Council web site clicking on “Constituent Center” will allow you to enter your home address and find out which Councilmember represents you. Tell them how this legislation will help you, tell them how much your life has been impacted because of bed bugs. Please, do not include any threats or profanity in your message. Do not ramble on, do not get too personal (translation: graphic) when describing your bed bug experience, and keep the subject towards the bed bug legislation. And as always, spell-check is highly recommended. The Health Committee is scheduled to meet February 15, so I’m guessing Brewer will have introduced the legislation by then. Let’s make sure the members walk into that meeting with your concerns in mind.

First off, I want everyone to know I do not believe all Amish are terrible to their animals. People need to know, though, that this is one of the ways Amish and Mennonites make money. Our world sees many people who are cruel to animals and children from all walks of life. This story happens to be about Amish puppy mills. I was watching a TV show one day about a group who was saving puppies from a puppy mill. It was shocking to see that it was an Amish mill. They could not close the mill down, so they had to buy them all as the only way to save the poor puppies and dogs. It was the saddest thing I have ever seen. To this Amish farmer, the dogs were just items to make him money. They had no feelings; their life meant nothing to him. No licenses were needed for these ugly little Amish puppy mills.

There were mother dogs with litters of puppies. You could tell the dogs had been over-bred and were in bad shape. Hair matted, eyes running. Just the sad look they gave to the camera showed they go through so much pain and suffering. There is often inbreeding. Many of these puppies are sold to pet stores. When puppies don’t sell and get older, what happens to them? We can only guess what they do with the older dogs. If they’re females they are likely kept for breeding but if they’re male what do they do with them? Your guess is as good as mine. They can’t keep all the dogs for breeding. The puppies are kept in wire cages with wire under their feet all the time. What must this feel like to them? We know what it would feel like to us. If they’re lucky they will be inside the big pretty red barn and never get to see the light of day.

If they are unlucky, they will be kept outside in the cruel Wisconsin winter. This is just not going on in Wisconsin; it is a problem in all states. I don’t know how we can stop puppy mills, because if you try to stop them they will go underground and we would never know what is happening to the puppies. Clark County in central Wisconsin is one of the worst counties for puppy mills. An Amish community settled in 1975, and there are many other Amish dotted across the state. I’m sure not all Amish sell puppies and not all puppy mills belong to Amish. The problem I have with the Amish is that they are people of faith, but they think it’s okay to mistreat an animal. I saw article telling the story about how the Amish make their money, and there was not one mention of puppy mills. The Amish don’t make their money only from quilts, bread, and the canned foods or whatever else they sell.

Demons Are Like Cockroaches


If you see a cockroach in your house and go over and squash it, what is your reaction? Are you relieved you killed the intruder or are you purposed to go after all its comrades you know must also be in proximity? 3. It’s more helpful to get rid of many of them and not just the ones that are visible. You might ask where I get this viewpoint from. Apart from practical experience in ministry, we also see this phenomenon in Scripture. Jesus, in Luke 8:27-39, was confronted by a man who was demonized. He made a brief inquiry of the man (“What is your name?”) and the demons responded, “Legion” because many demons had gone into him. When he was delivered by Jesus, we know that the demons, whatever the number, entered into the pigs and tormented them into driving themselves into a lake to drown. As a matter of interest, in the parlance of the time, the term “legion” was applied to a grouping of Roman soldiers. There were typically six thousand (!) soldiers in a Roman legion. Does that mean the man had six thousand demons?

We’ll not know the answer to that question this side of eternity however we can say that there was a sufficient number to drive a herd (of unknown size) of pigs to their demise! We have seen that often people, when they are seeking deliverance ministry, typically have more and different demonic strongholds than they might have surmised. Some are quite confident that they know the number and names of the spirits that they have and their list is often accurate but incomplete. They are even offended if we want to call out more! Coming back to our cockroach analogy, how many are comfortable only dealing with the vermin that they can see? Some ministries focuses on identifying specific spirits and trying to determine specific open doors. That can be a daunting and imprecise task! Another approach, which we believe is preferable, is focused on on trying to identify open doors rather individual spirits.

These doors can be identified during the course of homework and preparation. Once those open doors are closed then the person is more likely to receive a viable and lasting deliverance. By making the focus on closing open doors and calling out spirits from a strongholds list, it is much less likely that something will get missed. It is not at all unusual for us to people get set free from spirits they did not know they had. One one occasion, I called out a spirit of murder from a man and he (and I!) were very surprised at the manifestation. He did not have that stronghold circled on his list and there was no prior indication that he had that. Anger was a huge issue in his life but that other spirit had laid dormant. The fact is that demonic spirits, as part of their plan to kill, steal and destroy, are often able to hide successfully in people. As a result, a person can learn to cope and co-exist with these devils at best or try to medicate them at worst!

Making use of the insecticides can be one of the effective ways to get rid of these bugs. These insecticides include boric acid, toxic baits etc. One of the most effective ways to get rid of these pests is to contact a pest control company. Using insecticides as mentioned in above lines may be helpful to a large extent as it kills large number of these insects. Boric acid and toxic baits can be used to treat these little harmful fellows at the places that are difficult to reach. Poison in these baits kills the cockroaches as well as other pests which would be present there. In case still you find cockroaches in your house then you must contact a professional pest exterminator. They will apply their professional experience and will evacuate your house form these creatures permanently. You will not have to do anything, you just have to make a call and see how your house gets rid of cockroaches.