Asked on Nov 9, 2019

How do I get rid of flying gnats?



4 answers
  • Peggy Burnette
    Peggy Burnette
    on Nov 10, 2019

    Hi Sue, sorry you have flying gnats. Hope this will help you get rid of them. quick summary of getting rid of gnats and fruit flies.

    1. Create a trap by mixing apple cider vinegar with a few drops of dish soap.
    2. Another home-made trap is to pour leftover red wine into a jar.
    3. Mash up banana slices in a jar and cover the top with a plastic wrap.
    4. Pour bleach solution into the bathroom sink.

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  • Redcatcec
    on Nov 10, 2019

    Hi Peggy,

    If these gnats/fruit flies are buzzing you, wash all produce as you bring it into the house, the eggs are on it and will hatch soon after, then refrigerate the fruit after the wash-except bananas-keep at room

    temperature. Next clean you kitchen sink drain with 1/2 cup baking soda and 1 cup white vinegar, when the fizzing stops, rinse well with hot water. For the flying ones, I use a sticky pad from Walmart-the ones for catching mice, just peel off the plastic cover and lay flat. Put a small piece of fruit, about the size of a dime in the center of the pad. The pests will land on it to never bother you again.

    Best to you.

  • Joy30150932
    on Nov 10, 2019

    The gnats are coming from the soil in your plants and every time you water them they tend to come up out of the soil. Water the plants with a bit of soap mixed in water and cover the surface of the soil or purchase the fungus gnat powder from your gardening store.

  • Spanky
    on Nov 11, 2019

    A trick I learned about bananas on keeping the gnats down, take some clear plastic wrap and wrap the end of the banana stems with it to seal it off. It works great, I can buy bananas again and not worry about gnats!

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