If you’re someone who has a proclivity for causing a bit of a mess while eating or performing other daily activities which leave behind organic matter strewn across the household, you might find yourself bang in the center of a gnat infestation. Gnats are tiny, albeit there are different kinds of gnats and you may need to identify at first what kind of gnat you’re dealing with in order to chalk up your plan. With that established, let’s dive into ways you can handle a gnat infestation, but also avoid one in the future.
- Apple cider vinegar trap – in a small container, add half a cup of lukewarm water with 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar and a tablespoon of sugar. Also, mix in 6 drops of liquid dish soap to make the mixture sticky. Place this container where there’s a gnat infestation and notice the gnats disappearing in some time.
- Wine trap – in a small bowl, pour some expired wine along with a few drops of liquid dish soap. Place this bowl where there are more gnats and notice the change.
- Candle trap – fill a small pan with water and place a candlestand with a candle in the pan. Switch of all the lights and light the candle. The gnats will fly near the candle and hit the flame and fall into the water.
- Rotten fruit trap – in a disposable bowl, add some rotten fruits and cover it with plastic wrap with some tiny holes on it. The rotten fruit will attract the gnats and hence the gnats will enter but won’t be able to escape from the trap. Make sure to throw the whole bowl once the gnats are trapped.