Hey! A Gnat Bit Me!

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Hey! A Gnat Bit Me!

** Hey! A Gnat Bit Me! **

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· What's a Gnat?
· What a Bite Looks and Feels Like
· What You Should Do
· What a Doctor Will Do
· How to Avoid Getting Bitten

 





-What's a Gnat?-

A gnat (say: NAT) is one of a family of insects that includes flies and
mosquitoes. Gnats are actually tiny flies and are sometimes called
blackflies or midges.

Gnats are found anyplace in the world where there is a river or stream
because they lay their eggs in watery places. They need the blood of
warm-blooded animals to survive. Unlike mosquitoes, gnats usually don't
bite through clothing. But they can crawl into hair or under clothing to
get at places such as ankles and belt lines.

-What a Bite Looks and Feels Like-

A person who gets bitten by a gnat may not even know it at the time. But
soon after, the


Source: kidshealth.org/kid/ill_injure/bugs/gnat.html


can gnats bite people


How to Get Rid of Gnats: 10 Steps - wikiHow

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** How to Get Rid of Gnats **

Getting Rid of GnatsPreventing Gnats

Edited by Carolyn Barratt, Chloe, Iceman03, Maluniu and 15 others

Pesky insects are common in just about every part of the world. Flies,
mosquitoes and ants are found in multitude by nearly every property owner
in America. But few insects are quite as pesky as the creature known as the
gnat. Gnats are small and extremely annoying, and even though they are
completely harmless, it is unpleasant to see them hanging around your home.
Luckily they are pretty easy to get rid of and there are a number of things
you can do to prevent them from coming back again. This can be as simple as
setting up a gnat trap, or pouring some ammonia down the drain.

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*Steps*

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Part 1 of 2: Getting Rid of Gnats -

1. 1
*Make a homemade gnat trap.* One easy way to rid yourself of a gnat
infestation is with an easy and cheap do-it-yourself gnat trap. Find a used
can or jar (Mason jars work especially well) and fill it with apple cider
vinegar. Gnats are extremely attracted to the scent of vinegar. After you
fill your can or jar, seal the lid and poke very small holes with a nail or
screw. Leave the jar in a space


Source: www.wikihow.com/Get-Rid-of-Gnats

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