Thursday, December 08, 2005


Tonight I learned something I could have easily gone my whole life without knowing.

There are these little bugs. They're called fungal gnats. They like to eat plants. Specifically, a mum that I had moved up to my room to keep it out of the way of the guests at our holiday party. That last detail is important.

When I went into my room tonight, there was an actual infestation of gnats all over my curtain and on the wall up by the ceiling. I was (and still am) understandably grossed out. It was not so bad at first; bugs don't really bother me. But after going through three strips of tape on my lint roller that emerged covered in little tiny bugs,'s starting to get to me. So I'm sleeping on the couch tonight. I can't handle the thought of sharing my room with the gnats. I will strip and clean everything tomorrow. In the meantime, there's a bowl of red wine vinegar and baking soda diluted with water, which according to the internet will trap and drown the little bastards.

My nose itches. And my collarbone. And my's going to be a long night.


Stephanie said...

I'm not sure if it's the same thing, but I heard the plant lady that visits the office tell someone to mix a little dish detergent with water and spray it on plants to make the gnats not happen. That sucks though - i hate gnats

Ebony said...

Um, ew! That's just really discusting. I'm pretty sure I'd be sleeping downstairs too.