Gnats are pesky little insects that tend to fly in front of your face or land on your food. Although they are harmless to humans, they can be annoying and can cause problems since these bugs can reproduce quickly and can easily take over your kitchen once not addressed right away. Luckily, we have gathered simple solutions to help homeowners get rid of gnats the second they pop up.
Here are the 3 Best Ways to Get Rid of Gnats
Make a DIY Gnat Trap
Make a DIY gnat trap by using apple cider vinegar. A simple yet effective solution to catch gnats, you’ll only need a bowl, dish soap, a tablespoon of sugar, and apple cider vinegar.
Simply place a few tablespoons of apple cider vinegar in a bowl, then add a few drops of dish soap, and a tablespoon of sugar. After that, mix the ingredients to create a solution. Gnats will be drawn to the scent of vinegar in the bowl, but once they dip in for a sip, the dish soap will trap them and eventually cause them to drown.
This DIY method is easy to create, especially if you don’t want to use chemical insecticides for the side effects. You can make several of these traps and place them around your house where you’ve noticed the most gnats.
Use a Homemade Spray
If you have a small pest problem, you can make an organic spray made of one tablespoon of vinegar and a small amount of dish soap. This homemade spray can kill individual gnats or smaller groups of gnats easily without the harmful effects of insecticides. Another mixture to try is mixing half a cup of isopropyl alcohol with a teaspoon of dish soap in a spray bottle. These homemade bug sprays can be just as effective as chemical sprays that you buy in stores, and it is enough to treat a small pest problem.
Gnats are attracted to a hyper-moist environment. They gather, breed, and thrive there. The most common spot where gnats lay eggs are in the kitchen sink drains, especially in garbage disposals. So if you notice gnats converging around your sink drains, you can use a diluted bleach solution to kill them and their eggs by slowly pouring it down your drain. Protect yourself by wearing a mask and gloves to avoid chemicals getting into your system, and make sure to follow the manufacturer’s instructions when doing this. After that, rinse the drain with plenty of hot water. Keeping drains clean will help discourage and get rid of gnats.