How to Get Rid of Gnats

What You Can Do


How to Get Rid of Gnats

There’s a reason gnats are called pests! While these tiny bugs might be harmless, they are certainly pesky when they invade your home and make themselves at home by your fruits, veggies, sink, trashcans, tubs, and showers. Fortunately, you don’t have to live with them. Learn how you can get rid of gnats.

How to Get Rid of Gnats

Option 1: Apple Cider Vinegar Lure

Mix together apple cider vinegar, water, sugar, and dish soap. Put it in a bowl or a cup on your counter, and the gnats will be attracted to the smell and promise of food. As they go to take a taste, the dish soap will trap them and prevent them from escaping.

Option 2: Diluted Bleach

Are gnats congregating around your kitchen sink drain? You might have some food leftover that’s attracting them. You can kill many at one time by pouring diluted bleach down the drain.

Option 3: Rotten Bananas

Put those uneaten bananas to good use! Mash rotten bananas and put them in a bowl. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap, and poke a few holes that allow the gnats to get in. They will enter to snack on the banana and struggle to escape after.

Option 4: Vinegar

Approach your problem one gnat at a time by filling a spray bottle with water, vinegar, and dish soap. Simply spritz each gnat you see to eliminate the problem as you go.

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