Jan 30, 2013 - 01:45 PM
It sounds like fungus gnats, or it could be a fly - black fly, face fly, etc. They all die the same way.
Gnats and flies are problem that always originate outdoors. Even though you are seeing them indoors, they come from outdoors. Fungus gnats and face flies can live and breed in any kind of water source, stagnate or stale water, soil, etc. They can live under shrubs, plants, decks and anywhere there is a high level of moisture or humidity. This is where the treatment needs to begin.
Bifen is a great product to use and can be sprayed almost anywhere outdoors
Indoors - use fly traps such as the Flyweb Fly light - http://www.epestsupply.com/product/FL...
The GoldStick can also be used to trap flies and gnats indoors
The traps you mentioned you made won't work for Fungus Gnats. They are not attracted by fruit or vinegar. In fact, most fruit fly traps contain apple cider vinegar and not white vinegar or soap. But usually, they are attracted by moisture - http://www.epestsupply.com/product/60...
Any easy product to use indoors for FAST results is CB80. Spray it liberally into the air like hairspray and let it fog the area -http://www.epestsupply.com/product/CB80/CB-80-Extra-Fogging-Insecticide-With-P
Fungus gnats can be difficult to control. But if the treatment is started where they originate, then control is much easier.