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How to Get Rid of Gnats in Your Lynchburg Home

Lynchburg Woman Swatting at GnatsCertainly, very few matters are worse than finding out that your Lynchburg rental house has a gnat problem. While they don’t bite or carry diseases, gnats can be a major annoyance in an otherwise spruced up and clean home. Ripe fruit, trash bags, and even potting soil can attract these unwelcome pests. They seem to appear out of nowhere and can be tedious to really fend off. That is unless you know some of the best tricks to keep gnats out of your house for good.

  • Apple Cider Vinegar: One proven effective way to eliminate gnats without harsh chemicals is to use a mixture of apple cider vinegar, water, sugar, and dish soap. The gnats will be definitely be attracted by the sugar and then trapped by the soap. Position a small bowl of the mixture across places you’ve seen gnats buzzing around, and they will depart in no time.
  • Fly Paper: Another not so difficult and frugal means to get rid of gnats is to use flypaper. Though clearly not the most attractive option, those sticky flypaper ribbons are so good at trapping buzzing insects around your home.
  • Bleach the Drains: If you’ve spotted a convergence of gnats around your sink drains, you may have drain flies. To clear your drains and house of these pests, pour a solution of bleach and water down the affected drains. Your sinks will indeed be gnat-free before long.
  • Rotten Fruit: You now have an idea that gnats like ripe fruit – it’s one of the main reasons why gnats are pestering you in your house. So one method to surely get rid of gnats is to use it against them. Get 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. Thus, the flies can get in but then become trapped in the bowl, which you can then take out of the house.
  • Wine Trap: If you do have some expired wine handy, you can effectively utilize it to trap pesky gnats the same way. Pour some of the wine into a small bowl, add a few drops of dish soap, and then put it near where the gnats are. They would be trapped in the wine solution, definitely making gnat removal as simple as can be.
  • Bug Zapper: If you’re on the lookout for a more aggressive process to eliminate gnats from your house, we encourage you to give a bug zapper device a shot. Countless different kinds of bug zappers are available for purchase, most of which use electricity to zap flies, mosquitoes, and other flying insects. Merely set up the zapper in a far, out-of-the-way area and plug it in.
  • Chemical Spray: For gnat issues that have gotten out of control, you may have to resort to the use of an insecticide. Both foggers and sprays can effectively remove gnats but should be used with caution. Always heedfully follow the manufacturer’s directions when using chemical insecticides.

With a whole lot more practical ways to take out gnats, you are bound to find one that works for your particular pest problem. Are you interested in learning more about how to keep your rental house pest-free? Visit Real Property Management Cairn’s website for more applicable information and contact us online to speak with one of our property managers!

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