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How to get rid of Gnats Naturally

Gnats are the most annoying little creatures. Try these 3 Natural Ways to Get Rid of Gnats once and for all.

how to get rid of gnats naturally

Gnats are the most annoying creatures on this planet! Have you ever walked through a swarm of gnats?

I have had them in my mouth.

They have flown in my eyes

And have flown up my nose!

Since you are reading this I am willing to bet you have been a victim too!

3 Ways to get Rid of Gnats Naturally

1. Natural Gnat Trap. Fill a clean jar with Apple Cider Vinegar. Place plastic wrap over the opening and poke holes in the plastic wrap. If needed use a rubber band to keep plastic wrap in place. Gnats are attracted to vinegar and will crawl through the holes becoming trapped.

2. Spiderwebs. As long as spiderwebs are not in your way or a poisonous spider isn’t lurking around common areas leave them alone. Spiders are your little helpers in controlling the gnat population. Their webs catch hundreds of gnats.

3. Clean with Pine-sol. Ok, not exactly “natural” but it isn’t a harsh chemical that poisons the ecosystem going on in your yard. You will need a trigger spray bottle, water, and 2 tablespoons of Pine-sol cleaner. Mix the water and Pine-sol together in your spray bottle and get to cleaning. Gnats and other insects do not like the smell of Pine-sol therefore it acts as a repellent.

Get Cleaning!

Areas I clean with Pine-sol: front door, outside windows, porch light fixture, sliding glass door, patio table, and porch banister.

Turn off your Lights!

Those little gnats are attracted to light. Turn off exterior lights during gnat season. At night close your curtains and blinds when lights are on inside.

Prevention in your yard!

Gnats breed in damp soggy areas. Remedy your yard of these spots. If you are outside enjoying the weather have a fan going to keep the air moving.

Also see my post on Herbs that Keep Mosquitoes Away

When I am not cursing the gnats I am in the kitchen whipping up recipes and cocktails. One of my popular recipes actually uses Apple Cider Vinegar so be sure to check out my Baked Sweet and Sour Chicken.

This post was originally written under my previous blog name

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