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How to Get Rid of Gnats in Your Newport Home

Newport Woman Swatting at GnatsDefinitely, very few things are worse than detecting that your Newport rental house has a gnat problem. While they don’t bite or carry diseases, gnats can be a serious annoyance in an otherwise decent 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 laborious to keep away. That is unless you know some of the best tricks to keep gnats out of your house for good.

  • Apple Cider Vinegar: One of the easiest ways to eliminate gnats without harsh chemicals is to use a mixture of apple cider vinegar, water, sugar, and dish soap. The gnats will be really attracted to the sugar and then trapped by the soap. Put a small bowl of the mixture near the locations you’ve seen gnats buzzing around, and they will then be kept away.
  • Fly Paper: One other worry-free, budget-friendly approach to get rid of gnats is to use flypaper. While not the most attractive option, those sticky flypaper ribbons are superb at trapping buzzing insects around your home.
  • Bleach the Drains: If you’ve observed a convergence of gnats around your sink drains, you may have drain flies. To get your drains and house rid of these pests, pour a solution of bleach and water down the affected drains. Your sinks will right away be gnat-free yet again.
  • Rotten Fruit: You may realize that gnats like ripe fruit – it’s one of the main reasons why gnats are appearing in your house. So one effective way to remove gnats is to use it against them. Put a piece of ripe or rotten fruit in a bowl and cover the bowl tightly with plastic wrap. Making use of a toothpick, poke a few small holes in the plastic. By doing so, the flies can get in but then become trapped in the bowl, which you can then remove from the house.
  • Wine Trap: If there is some expired wine handy, you can make use of 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 bring it to where the gnats are. They get to be trapped in the wine solution, enabling gnat removal to be as worry-free as can be.
  • Bug Zapper: If you’re inquiring about a more aggressive manner to eliminate gnats from your house, we suggest that you try a bug zapper device. Several different varieties of bug zappers are available on the market, most of which use electricity to zap flies, mosquitoes, and other flying insects. Just simply plug the zapper at a distance and plug it in.
  • Chemical Spray: For gnat concerns that have gotten unexpectedly out of control, you may be forced to resort to an insecticide. Both foggers and sprays can effectively remove gnats but should be used with caution. Always follow and obey the manufacturer’s directions when applying chemical insecticides.

With countless known techniques to eliminate gnats, you are sure 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 Delta’s website for more worthwhile information and contact us online to speak with one of our property managers!

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