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    How do you get rid of gnats?

    I got a box of crickets and in addition to the crickets it also had gnats, I think they're attracted to the potatoes they put in the box for food and water.

    Long story short, I have three tanks of crested geckos that are natural vivariums and the gnats have now colonized in them and I can't get rid of them.

    I tried the online suggestions like cider vinegar and fruit in a jar with the cone on top but it doesn't work. A few years ago I had a fruit fly issue and cider vinegar worked but not with the gnats.

    Right now I have a sticky moth trap that I lay on top of the cages that's catching a lot but it's not catching enough to get rid of them completely.

    I'm trying to avoid ripping the vivariums apart and starting over but I think that's what going to happen because I'm starting to find the gnats in other parts of my house.

    Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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    https://www.amazon.com/Microbe-Life-...dp/B01FRUT3FA/

    It's safe for animals. Used it in my ETB enclosure.
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    Re: How do you get rid of gnats?

    Quote Originally Posted by wnateg View Post
    https://www.amazon.com/Microbe-Life-...dp/B01FRUT3FA/

    It's safe for animals. Used it in my ETB enclosure.
    That didn't quite make sense to me ("fertilizer"?) until I read the product Q & A in the ad further down.
    Many friends in low places...

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    Re: How do you get rid of gnats?

    Thanks, I'll give a try.

    The local mom and pop pet shop by my house said they had a customer that used charcoal (the stuff you put in a fish filter) and mixed it with the soil.

    Has anyone heard of that before?

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