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

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  1. 87vertgt

    87vertgt New Member

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    :confused:


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

    nhmaster Master Plumber

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    I don't put fruit down my drain
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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.
  5. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    gnats

    1. I do not have any.
    2. When a customer has them, I do not do anything about them.
  6. 87vertgt

    87vertgt New Member

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    any specific one? is there one that kills eggs?
  7. 87vertgt

    87vertgt New Member

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    and can it be purchased at the "Homes Depot" ? :D
  8. Thatguy

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    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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    Well thats in my favorites now!
    Thanks!:D
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    Me too. That was fantastic Mr Orange!
  14. MACPLUMB 777

    MACPLUMB 777 TROJAN WORLDWIDE SALES RP

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    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 ! !
  15. 87vertgt

    87vertgt New Member

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    :confused: i was looking to get it today or saturday....not next week......:rolleyes:
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    I heard napalm works too...
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    I'm here to help. :D
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    Be sure to look for other places of standing water in your bathroom where they might be breeding. We found them in the track of our shower door and under the lavatory faucet.
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    thanx for in tip.....:)
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