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What do you do to get rid of gnats in your home?

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Asked by mamawilbur at 1:45 AM on Jun. 18, 2011 in Home & Garden

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  • The most popular home remedy is the vinegar bottle trap. Fill a bottle almost till the top with vinegar and close it. Poke several holes inside the cap and place it at a strategic corner or a place where you think the gnats are breeding. Gnats are attracted to the smell of vinegar; they will climb into the bottle through the holes but won’t be able to climb out. This method is very effective and you can place many such traps in the house.
    In a bowl, mix some vinegar with a little bit of dish soap. The vinegar will attract the gnats and they will climb into the bowl. The dish soap will cease friction and even if the gnats try to wriggle out, they will keep slipping inside.

    Answer by sweetpea1217 at 2:10 AM on Jun. 18, 2011

  • Look out for over-watered indoor plants, or other moist corners around the house. Disinfect them as they may have the eggs of gnats. Spray generous amounts of ‘Gnatrol’ or any such disinfectant / chemical agent that is meant exclusively for getting rid of gnats.
    Another way is to place a rotten fruit on a plate at the window sill or just outside the door. The gnats will get attracted by the smell of food and you can dispose them off in bulk by spraying a chemical agent.

    Answer by sweetpea1217 at 2:11 AM on Jun. 18, 2011

  • ok thank you

    Comment by mamawilbur (original poster) at 3:37 PM on Jun. 18, 2011

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