Janice from Houston, Texas writes,
How do I get rid of gnats in my apartment that came in with plants that i have since gotten rid of?
There are a couple of steps you can take to get rid of the gnats. Without knowing for certain if they were just fungus gnats (if that were the case they should die off within a few days after the plants are removed from the home) or some type of other fly you will have to take general steps. Limit as many moisture areas in the home as possible and try to dry sinks out each night before bed and keep counters clean and dry. Most gnats and flies will look for and need a moisture area to breed and thrive in so eliminating as many of those areas as possible will help kill them off. You can use a general space spray product like Microcare to knock down any flying around in the home and kill them safely on contact anywhere they are. You can also put one of our FlyWeb Fly Lights up in the rooms you have the most activity or signs of them in. Its a simple fly light that plugs right into any standard outlet much like a glade air freshener and has a single bulb and glue board to catch them on and as the glueboard is filled you can dispose of it and replace it with a new one.
Answer last updated on: 12/15/2014