Gnat control - Knowledgebase Question

Yorba Linda, Ca
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Question by enjoue4
June 28, 2010
Since they built tracts and moved the gnat catchers, I am unindated with gnats. I have dogs and don't want to use poison sprays. What can I use???

Answer from NGA
June 28, 2010
It's a difficult situation because even if you used a fogger or other insecticide in your yard to kill the gnats, new ones would just fly in and take their places. There may be a mosquito/gnat abatement program in your neighborhood (check with your county health department or with your cooperative extension office). Try to keep standing water to a minimum (the gnats feed and breed in decaying organic matter). An organic or natural gnat control is Bacillus thuringiensis (Gnatrol) also known as BTi. It can help reduce gnat populations because it targets the larvae so the next generation will be killed off. Hope this information is helpful.

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