Asked on Jun 11, 2019

How to keep gnats out our refrigerator?

Margerita
by Margerita
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Gnats somehow get in my fridge and I don't know. Any advice on getting rid of gnats?


  5 answers
  • Cindy Hagemann Cindy Hagemann on Jun 11, 2019

    Probably fruit flies - The fruit flies have laid eggs somewhere in your fridge. If there are any drain traps or any extra covers for electric/whatever take them off. Spray the entire fridge with a spray cleaner that has bleach. Then unplug fridge and let it dry out.

  • Em Em on Jun 11, 2019

    Fruit flies get in when you open the door. If you store fruit in there.....that is what they are attracted to. They hitchhike home on fruit you buy so wash fruit thoroughly as soon as you get it home. Try storing it in plastic containers in the fridge.

    I have no idea who has the time to empty their entire fridge and let it dry out. I don't want any bleach in my refrigerator anyway.

  • Betsy Betsy on Jun 11, 2019

    Hi Margerita: Put a bowl of cider vinegar with a couple of drops of liquid dish soap in the fridge. They should go there and drown. Also, remove everything from the fridge and wipe the interior down with an all purpose cleaner. Remove any standing water and sticky stuff, too. Here's a site that might help: https://www.hunker.com/13406425/how-to-get-rid-of-small-flies-from-my-refrigerator


    Good luck

  • Flipturn Flipturn on Jun 15, 2019

    Removing all items periodically from the inside of the fridge and giving it a thorough cleaning is sensible home management. It prevents food gunk and sticky buildup and helps to keep the inside of the fridge fresh smelling. It really does not take that long a time to do this.


    To speed up drying, especially if you live somewhere with high humidity, aim an electric fan towards the inside of the fridge with the door open.

  • Marian B Paschket Marian B Paschket on Jun 16, 2019

    You bring them home in your produce. Head lettuce is great for hitch hiking gants.