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Old 01-03-2015, 02:47 PM   #1
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Gnats flying out of the septic tank into RV

I'm trying to resolve and find a solution for the pesky Gnats that fly in from the septic. Usually by now the winter cold has killed them off but it's a warm winter in FL this year. I've tried doing a google search. The internet is inundated with others looking for a help but no solutions.Yeah, some mention getting fly gnat traps and they do help but it's still several flying around. I'd like to resolve this at the source. Is there anything we can add to the tanks?


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Heres a link to some previous threads that may give you some answers.



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I'm actually in the pest control business and have also had these flies invade my black tank. In my case they were "drain flies" and likely what you have too. Below is a link that explains it better than I could. I went to a dump station and did the dump and rinse 5-6 times, solved the problem.

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Old 01-04-2015, 05:48 AM   #4
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Keep the dump valves closed until you dump.
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Start using Happy Camper in your black tank.
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I think these are the tiny moths that plague wastewater treatment plants. Their solution is or was to flood the ww filter and flush them away. If I had them in my moho, I would try putting a cup or two of bleach in the tank. The ww people call them "filter flies".
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Never leave your tank valves open unless you are flushing them, then close them immediately.
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Old 01-04-2015, 11:51 PM   #8
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Create a water trap in the drain hose. I always place a block of wood under the slinky between the RV and septic drain to make one if the septic dump is not higher than the ground. Anything to hold water in the hose.

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