How to get rid of midges?
The occurrence of midges in the apartment is quite a frequent and unpleasant phenomenon. They appear most often in indoor plants, or in the kitchen due to humidity.
Let's first understand how to get rid of indoor and flower blackflies (the so-called sciarid). After all, they harm the plants: lay in the ground larvae that feed on the roots of plants. Because of this, the flower dries up and begins to die. There are several ways to get rid of them. Let's break some down:
First, there are some chemicals, after the application of which, you will forget about the midges in flowers. These are drugs such as:
From this list, one can especially distinguish the drug Thunder-2. It is very effective in fighting the midge larvae. It must be sprinkled into the ground. But please note, chemical preparations are not intended for prevention. They are used only if the soil is already infected, and the sciaride larvae are already in it.
Remember that when using chemicals you must take precautions! If you have a child or pet, then it will be better to carry out tillage in their absence.Also, it is recommended to handle the soil with gloves, glasses and a mask. Apartment, it is desirable to air after that.
Secondly, if it is still undesirable to spend money on chemistry, there is a more simple, economical way - it is sulfur.
In order to process the soil with sulfur, we need a few matches (4 will be enough). We just stick the matches in the ground head down. Then we slightly moisten the top layer of soil.
Thirdly, there are still some ways to help get rid of small blackflies on their own. This is a watering of plants with a weak solution of potassium permanganate or with soapy water. But at the same time, remember that everything must be within reasonable limits! The solution of potassium permanganate should be slightly pink. Otherwise, you risk burning the plant.
Let's talk now about how to get rid of black flies in the kitchen. First you need to determine the causes of their occurrence. Basically, it is a rotten food product. It can be anything, fruits or vegetables. It is in such an acidic environment that they multiply. Therefore, you need to find this product and get rid of it!
Of course, it is not uncommon for the midges to stay in the apartment even after we threw away the rotten product.How to get rid of midges in this situation? In this case, we can cover all the food with something. If cereals (or anything else) are in your banks, then the banks should be covered with a lid; if in packages, the package must be tied up with something. Without a residence, midges quickly die. Also, it is advisable to block access to water, because they need it for life.
There are, of course, some other ways to get rid of sciarid. These are mainly folk remedies, so to speak.
For example, such means as: catching on sticky tape or a plate with wine vinegar, with the addition of a drop of liquid soap. You can try another extraordinary way: stick the spice “clove” into the orange. That smell, which will come from this design, should scare away the midges, and they, in turn, will leave your home.
By the way, sink can serve as another way of penetration of midges into your house. Often the midges appear from there. If this is the case, then you need to clean the sink, since it most likely accumulated leftover food. To clean the sink, turn on the strong pressure of hot water, and then continue cleaning with a plunger.
I would like to make another addition: getting rid of flies from the midges completely depends on cleanliness. So, it is advisable that you have a clean house (take out the garbage regularly, wash the garbage can), and generally clean the kitchen more often and ventilate it. And if you have pets, wash more often their bowls.
If after all the work done, the midges remain in your apartment, and you don’t know how to get rid of them, do the following: you need to collect all the midges in one place, and then destroy them at once. To do this, you need to take a small glass jar, put a piece of bread or fruit in it, leave it in some place in the kitchen. After a while, quite a lot of these insects will fly into the jar. Here you can cover the jar and get rid of it.
Of course, you can use various chemical agents (such as dichlorvos) to control the midges. But, if you have children or pets, then you should not do this. Try to cope in other ways that will not harm you and your household.
Well, now you know all the ways how to get rid of the blackflies at home. Good luck in fighting them!