spinsterkitten (spinsterkitten) wrote in naturalliving,

Little black bugs?

I'm having an invasion of teensy black bugs. They are flying insects, but they are not fruit flies. They starting congregating around the windows in my kitchen, and have now moved to invading the small tank that our little turtle lives. I can't see exactly where they are coming from. I don't think it's the sink, since there are never any around there. It's either from the windows, which we asked to be fixed, but the landlord still hasn't. Or they might be coming from the composter, which we've checked and it doesn't seem to the be the source. I need to know how to get rid of them, I can't handle them breeding in my turtle's tank. I've cleaned and refilled the tank, but they keep coming back. They look like a tiny black grain with wings, not like bigger flies. We've tried leaving beer out for them to drown in, but they don't seem to care about it.

Edit: I guess these are "fungus gnats" from research online. Anyone watching this thread, white vinegar in a little cup seems to lure them more than beer or sweet liquids with binding agents. If you have any other suggestions, please comment.
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