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Maro2Bear

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My sulcata enclosure is producing very small flying nats(?) I am cleaning it once a month but they are here and getting through the house.
Any ideas what to do?
You could always attach a few of these sticky yellow gnat catchers.... the problem is that gnats reproduce pretty quickly. The catchers help minimize the nuisance. Enclosures with heat, humidity, food & moisture are perfect spots for gnats & fruit flies to live.

➡➡ https://parkseed.com/small-yellow-sticky-traps-set-of-15/p/06400/

Although u didnt ask, you sho7ld consider swapping out your water dish with a flatter terra-cotta plant saucer. The type you have is meant more for other types of pets. Tortoises have a hard time going up & over & bending down in. Get a plant saucer, bury it level in the substrate. It will make a difference.
 

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I have a surface level water dish out of the picture. Thanks so much.
 

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My sulcata enclosure is producing very small flying nats(?) I am cleaning it once a month but they are here and getting through the house.
Any ideas what to do?
Those are called phorid flies. They are harmless detrivores. They come from the surrounding environment and colonize favorable environments. They tend to come on strong at first and then balance out to much lower numbers over time.
 
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