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Published on July 24th, 2013 | by Tom


How to Get Rid of Gnats in the House

Gnats are small but they can really drive you crazy sometimes. Just feel crazy? Want to get rid of them? You make the right decision. Never just leave the small gnats alone, they are pesky insects that can reproduce fast. You leave one alive today; you may get a swarm tomorrow. If you can’t tolerate the annoyance and peskiness gnats will cause in your kitchen and even all your home, try our following methods.

Keep clean to eliminate the source of attraction.

  • Make your kitchen clean by washing dishes and any residue left in the container in the kitchen. Or you can make a spray by mixing a little of vinegar and water and then spray the mixture to all your kitchen’s surface which will remove any crumbs or spilt liquids that might attract gnats.
  • Empty your trashcans every day and make sure it’s covered all the time.
  • Store your food in refrigerator or wrap the container with plastic wrap.

How to Get Rid of Gnats in the House

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Getting gnats trapped is a common method to get rid of them. 

  • Dish soap and apple cider vinegar. Drop about 3-4 drops of dishwashing liquid in a small cupcake bowl and add about 3/4 inch of apple cider vinegar in it. Stir them until the dishwashing soap dissolved. Leave it for several days you may find many gnats get sucked in.
  • Vinegar and sugar. Wash a soda bottle for ready. Then cut the bottle top off at about two inches from the top with a sharp knife. Put 1/2 cup vinegar and 1/2 cup sugar in the bottle and then add water to fill the bottle half full. Stir the mixture and then place the soda bottle top that be cut on the bottle upside down with the opening of the bottle inside. A few hours later, you may see many dead gnats’ bodies.
  • Vegetable or olive oil. Pour the oil in your sink to kill the gnats near it. You can use ammonia instead to avoid getting your sink clogged. But you should let the ammonia dilute itself for a few hours because it’s harmful to humans too.
  • Professional insect spray. Just spray it to the gnats or their usual inhabited area. It will kill the gnats immediately.

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