ABC 22 News Team
- Alexandra Lewis
- Amber Watson
- Christian Hauser
- Elyse Coulter
- Hilary Zalla
- Kelly May
- Kristine Frazao
- Nicole Grigg
- Rhonda Moore
- Ann Reynolds
Low: 66 Winds: SW 5-10 mph
Sunday: Scattered showers through the morning, clearing in the afternoon.
High: 75 Winds: W 10-20 mph
Gnats Influx Across the Miami Valley
DAYTON -- Summer is gnat season. Experts say all bugs have cycles and we are at the peak.
"Gnats seem to be everywhere! If I leave my fruit out for too long they're taking over my kitchen. If I open the screen door they're coming in," Dayton's Gina Ferraro shared on Monday.
Huber Height's Tammy Salazar has resorted to her fly swatter.
"We bought some of these traps that look like fruit and got some kind of liquid in them supposed to draw them. It don't work," Salazar smirked.
In towns throughout the Miami Valley you can see gnats swarming. This summer's bug population keeps exterminator Rick Slyfield working overtime.
Believe it or not area experts say there aren't any more gnats than usual. Just with these types of bugs it usually takes an expert to get rid of them
"When any insect becomes active that's when we deal with it the most," Slyfield explained. "Fruit flies, gnats they all look similar. You have to look at the wings to tell which they are. To treat them you have to know why they're there and what they feed on."
If you decide not to seek out a professional there are a few simple things you can do to control the gnat population around your home:
- Do not leave any food -including fruit- out
- Keep a lid on your trash cans
- Dry out your plants
- Use insect foggers in your yard
The good news is gnats peak season dose come t a close after summer, but in the meantime they're still a buzz kill.
Border CrisisGet the latest developments on the border control issue!
Chefs CornerWe often invite local chefs into our studio kitchen to demonstrate their cooking techniques and recipes. Watch those video segments on this page.
Pay It ForwardRiver Valley Credit Union, FOX45, and ABC22 recognize the good deeds of people and organizations who make the Miami Valley a better place.
Health Care ReformThe Supreme Court ruling to uphold the Affordable Care Act sparked a new battle. Check here daily for the latest developments, locally and across the country.
Secrets Of A ThiefWe expose the "Secrets Of A Thief". Sponsored by Shiver Security.
Cool SchoolsOur children are the way of the future and it all starts with our schools. Join us as our Hilary Zalla goes inside schools around the Miami Valley to find out what cool things students and teachers are ...
Town HallJoin in as our expert panel discusses jobs in Ohio
No Text ZoneTexting While Driving Kills Thousands of People Each Year. Many More are Seriously Injured. You Can Help Make Our Roads a NO TEXT ZONE.
Washington TimesPolitics, Breaking News, US and World News.
On Time TrafficGet the latest traffic information and updates here!
School ClosingsGet the list of all closings and delays for schools and businesses within the area, and sign up for text alerts!
Save Local TVFind out how you can save local TV right here!
Raw NewsWatch raw, unedited and uncensored news stories right here!
Pump PatrolFind the lowest gas prices, check out local and national price trends, report low prices and get fuel saving tips!
Political PulseArmstrong Williams is a pugnacious, provocative and principled voice for conservatives and Christian values in America's public debates.
News LinksThese links were chosen by the newsroom for their newsworthy content. These sites enhance the news stories that aired on the newscast on the dates cited.
Menard's Around the HouseMenards Around the House how-to videos give you tips for those much needed home improvements!
On the MoveGet the latest news and more on your mobile phone!
Good MorningIt's Fun, it's fresh, the way mornings should be!
Top StoriesGet up to the minute information from across Ohio in our Top Stories section!
Your Voice. Your Future.As the country faces challenges from federal budget issues to jobs and national debt, your voice is critical to the future.
Waste WatchHow are your tax dollars being spent? Waste Watch tracks whether local, state and federal governments or any groups are using your money wisely...or wasting it.
Alibaba shares surge in debut on NYSE
NEW YORK (AP) -- Alibaba's stock is surging as the Chinese e-commerce powerhouse begins its first day trading as a public company.
WEST PALM BEACH, FL -- (Marketwired) -- 03/21/14 --
Companies that pride themselves on being eco-friendly may have conflicted
ideas between marketing with ad specialties and maintaining their green
DARRELL HAMMOND TO TAKE OVER SNL ANNOUNCER'S ROLE FOR LATE DON PARDO
NEW YORK (AP) -- It's a new gig -- and an old one -- for Darrell Hammond.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A new poll indicates that lots of folks in Washington, D.C.
IN THE NEWS: HOME DEPOT BREACH WAS EXTENSIVE
NEW YORK (AP) -- The nation's largest home improvement retailer now is confirming it is the victim of one of the largest data thefts in U.S.
Tonight on ABC 22
6:30 pm ..... ABC World News
7:00 pm ..... America's Funniest Home Videos
8:00 pm ..... Once Upon a Time
9:00 pm ..... Resurrection
10:00 pm ... Revenge
11:00 pm ... ABC 22 News at Eleven