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How to Get Rid of Gnats in Your Frederick Home

Spokane Valley Woman Swatting at GnatsThere are only a few things that can annoy you more than finding your Frederick rental house has a gnat problem. Although they don’t bite or carry diseases, gnats are in no way associated with a clean home. If you have ripe fruit, trash bags, and even potting soil, you can expect to have these pests as well. One day they’re not present and then you see them everywhere the next and it can be difficult to remove them. But not to worry, we have some sure-fire ways to keep these gnats out of the house for good.

Apple Cider Vinegar: One of the best ways to eliminate gnats without harsh chemicals is to use a mixture of apple cider vinegar, water, sugar, and dish soap. The sugar attracts the gnats and the soap traps them. Look for a place where gnats gather and leave this small bowl of the mixture there.

Fly Paper: Flypaper is a low-cost way of getting rid of gnats. Although these sticky flypaper ribbons may not be pleasant to the eyes, they work very well trapping these insects in your home.

Bleach the Drains: If you notice a lot of gnats around the sink drains, you may have drain flies. In this case, bleach and water is the answer. Pour the mixture in the drains to rid your affected drains and house of these pests. Sit back and relax and watch your sink become gnat-free.

Rotten Fruit: Gnats are attracted to ripe fruit and having these in your house lures them. In our war against gnats, we can use this for our next strategy. Place a piece of ripe or rotten fruit in a bowl and cover the bowl tightly with plastic wrap. With the use of a toothpick, poke a few small holes in the plastic. The flies get in using the small holes but somehow they can’t figure how to get out. You can then remove the bowl from the house with all the trapped flies inside.

Wine Trap: If you have some expired wine handy, you can use it to trap pesky gnats the same way. Mix the wine and dish soap in a small bowl. Leave the mixture in the part of the house where there are plenty of gnats. The gnats are then trapped in the wine solution.

Bug Zapper: If you want an aggressive way of dealing with gnats, use a bug zapper device. Bug zappers come in different kinds but they mostly use electricity to zap flies, mosquitoes, and other flying insects. Just look for an out-of-the-way spot and plug the zapper in.

Chemical Spray: But if the gnat problem gets seriously out of hand, you might have to resort to insecticides. Two products– the foggers and sprays– can remove the gnats in a breeze but should be handled with care. Always follow the manufacturer’s directions when using chemical insecticides.

With these solutions in removing gnats, there is probably one that is right for your pest problem. Are you interested in learning more about how to keep your rental house pest-free? Visit Real Property Management Prime’s website for more information and contact us online to speak with one of our property managers!

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