Old 06-12-07, 08:31 AM
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I live in Southeastern Pennsylvania. Is there a way I can rid my yard of the pesty gnats? They are troublesome, especially on a hot, humid day.
Old 06-12-07, 01:38 PM
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Not the pro around here, but first is locating and identifying. Do you have a pool? Fruit trees? Moist soil? For example, if you can find moist soil where they lay eggs, mix around the mulch and/or soil so the moist parts can get sunlight so it will dry the soil. Be careful to not overwater any plants.

There are also good surface treatments. If you have animals or kids, just make sure any product you use is safe.

Here are a few previous threads that might help:
Old 06-12-07, 03:25 PM
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Eliminating sources of moisture in the landscape is recommended, old tires, water in flower pot saucers, bird baths, etc. If you live near a pond or stream, this can be difficult. There are many different kinds of gnats that can make your life miserable when outdoors. Wear protective clothing and Deet or other repellent. Many burn citronella candles on decks and patios. If planning an outdoor activity, there are foggers that will provide temporary relief from gnats, mosquitoes, and other pests. If planning on treating the backyard throughout the season, there are fogging machines available. These come in large or small sizes. There are also backpack foggers. For multiple acres, there are thermal foggers that are very effective. If you can locate breeding grounds, fog the affected area. With regular fogging, you can keep pests under control.

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