Gnats are annoying tiny flying insects that are commonly known by the name of "fruit flies." They are attracted to rotten fruits, food waste and water-saturated plants. Gnats are often found in kitchens, near garbage cans and of course, on overripe or spoiled fruit. Though these insects are not harmful, they can be a real nuisance when they multiply uncontrolled. The most annoying thing about them is that they buzz around your face, especially eyes and simply irritate you. Fortunately, many simple homemade remedies will help you get rid of gnats.
Homemade Vinegar Gnat Trap – Style 1
Take a bottle with a wide mouth and fill it with vinegar leaving about one inch from the top of the bottle. Make puncture holes using a fork — make sure not not to have holes close together — in the bottle cap and close it tightly. The gnats are attracted to the smell of vinegar and therefore will climb into the bottle through the puncture holes. However, they will not be able to come out. Trapped inside, you can easily get rid of them.
Homemade Vinegar Gnat Trap – Style 2
Gnats are attracted to the smell of vinegar and this is why this is a vital ingredient for any trap to kill gnats. Fill a bowl with vinegar. In case you do not like the smell of commercial vinegar, you can use apple cider with the same results. Add a few drops of dish washing liquid. The gnats will try to land on the vinegar and fall into it; the detergent will act as poison and kill them.
Sticky Yellow Gnat Trap
Gnats are attracted to yellow color and to sweet smells. Take a strip of yellow cardboard — or color it yellow — and smear it with a thin layer of honey. The gnats will very soon get stuck to the cardboard and you can throw them out.
Tobbaco Gnat Trap
A little known fact is that tobacco smell attracts and kills gnats. Take the tobacco of two to three cigarettes and spread it over your kitchen sink or on a surface near the area where you have gnats. The insects will be attracted to the tobacco and die. This is a very simple trap that works wonders every time.