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    • blueorchid
    • By blueorchid 19th Mar 17, 7:06 PM
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    how get rid of gnats hovering over outside kitchen drain
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    • 19th Mar 17, 7:06 PM
    how get rid of gnats hovering over outside kitchen drain 19th Mar 17 at 7:06 PM
    any thoughts how to get rid of gnats hovering over kitchen drain?
    it's outside the kitchen window and fed up looking at the view with a swirl of hovering mini-flies.
    it's a long-standing problem which seems to stop over winter, but starting up again on warmer days.
    I've put some Soda Crystal down and around the drain.
    anything else I can do?
    thank you
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    • karcher
    • By karcher 19th Mar 17, 7:36 PM
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    • 19th Mar 17, 7:36 PM
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    • 19th Mar 17, 7:36 PM
    Bleach. Drain unblocker. Spray them with fly spray?
    Please excuse the occasional absence of capital letters in my posts. My left shift key seems to only work when if feels like it and i often cba to go back and edit
    • peachyprice
    • By peachyprice 19th Mar 17, 8:23 PM
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    • 19th Mar 17, 8:23 PM
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    • 19th Mar 17, 8:23 PM
    Would one of these help?

    http://www.screwfix.com/p/floplast-drain-guard-305mm-black/78832?kpid=78832&cm_mmc=Google-_-Product%2520Listing%2520Ads-_-Sales%2520Tracking-_-sales%2520tracking%2520url&gclid=CNjxxdyy49ICFUEz0 wod9wYMVg
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    • suki1964
    • By suki1964 19th Mar 17, 11:28 PM
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    • 19th Mar 17, 11:28 PM
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    • 19th Mar 17, 11:28 PM
    Your drains are dirty which is attracting them

    Caustic soda will clean them but you need to look long term what's going in your drains

    I've a septic tank which makes me really aware. I keep a jam jar on the window sill and all cooking fat is poured into that. When it's full, It goes recycling centre when someone is heading that way

    Dishwasher only gets half a tab, everything still comes out clean

    Washing machine is the same. I'm back on powder and just half a scoop on a hotter wash. Never wash below 40. Not had a problem with the drains since
    • Pop Up Pirate
    • By Pop Up Pirate 20th Mar 17, 7:24 AM
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    • 20th Mar 17, 7:24 AM
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    • 20th Mar 17, 7:24 AM
    It isn't dirt, it's water that attracts them.
    If the area is always damp, the midges will be there.

    Make sure the water is going straight down the drain and not splashing onto the area around it and perhaps invest in a cover.
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