How to Get Rid of Gnats

If you learn how to get rid of gnats yourself, you can save yourself from having to pay an exterminator and also save yourself a lot of trouble. Gnats are one of the more annoying bugs you could have to deal with. They hover around food, which is both unsanitary and gross. Here is what you need to know about how to get rid of gnats in your house.

The first thing you should do when getting rid of gnats in your home is to eliminate the places that they are getting food. This means that your kitchen counters should be free of food, unless it is an airtight container that the gnats can't get to. Fruits and vegetables should be put into the refrigerator if you don't have an airtight container to put them into.

Keep your sink and countertops free and clear of dirty dishes. Make sure you empty your kitchen trash can often, and don't throw food containers or food scraps into trash cans around the house.

If cutting off the food supply to the gnats doesn't stop them from infiltrating your home, try pouring vinegar into an empty jar, such as a jam jar. Make holes in the lid so that the gnats, who will be attracted to the vinegar, will be able to get in but not out. This is a great option because it isn't harmful to your family or pets.

If vinegar in a jar doesn't work, you may need to consider using some sort of insect spray. If you have children or pets, read the label carefully to ensure that you can use the spray in your home. Spray the insect spray according to the directions, making sure that the room or rooms are well ventilated.

If all else fails, you can always call in professional help. This is generally a last result and hopefully won't be necessary.

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