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Gnats in my bathroom sink!

These tiny nasty little bugs are coming up from the drain in my bathroom sink. This has never happened before. Does anybody know why they're turning up, and what I can do about them? I dumped some bleach down the drain, but I don't want to keep doing that.

 
Ballad

Asked by Ballad at 12:11 PM on Jun. 28, 2013 in Home & Garden

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  • This is my solution
    Pour at least a gallon of boiling water down the drain and let it sit for another hour (clear out any bleach)

    Put 1 1/2 cup or so of baking soda in the drain go slow to try and get it down as far as it will go, add more if you don't see any.
    Pour about 2 cups of vinegar slowly down the drain and let it percolate. You can heat the vinegar if you like but I don't.
    Then after the bubbling stops and a bout 10 minutes pour down a gallon of boiling water.
    I actually do this about once a month to every 6 weeks as a preventative.
    Dardenella

    Answer by Dardenella at 4:42 PM on Jun. 28, 2013

  • ninjaput some stronger stuff around that sink and go all ninja to get rid of them. good luck!

    Sillylins

    Answer by Sillylins at 12:46 PM on Jun. 28, 2013

  • plugs?
    butterflyblue19

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 3:45 PM on Jun. 28, 2013

  • After a while I would opt for some boiling water as well.
    tessiedawg

    Answer by tessiedawg at 12:47 PM on Jun. 28, 2013

  • Bleach won't help, so don't bother doing that again.

    Baking soda and boiling water will probably clear out whatever it is they're thriving on down there...
    LindaClement

    Answer by LindaClement at 1:59 PM on Jun. 28, 2013

  • Drain cleaner will kill pretty much anything.
    PartyGalAnne

    Answer by PartyGalAnne at 2:21 PM on Jun. 28, 2013

  • We have them also,hairspray is what we found kills them
    RobinChristine

    Answer by RobinChristine at 1:10 AM on Jun. 29, 2013

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