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How to Get Rid of Gnats in Your Allen Home

Allen Woman Swatting at GnatsThe fact of the matter is very few things are worse than actually realizing that your Allen rental house has a gnat problem. While they don’t bite or carry diseases, gnats can be an immense annoyance in an otherwise unblemished 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 tough to eliminate. That is unless you know some of the best tricks to keep gnats out of your house for good.

  • Apple Cider Vinegar: Among the appropriate techniques to eliminate gnats without harsh chemicals is to use a mixture of apple cider vinegar, water, sugar, and dish soap. The gnats will be enticed by the sugar and then trapped by the soap. Put a small bowl of the mixture around locations you’ve seen gnats buzzing around, and they will vanish in no time.
  • Fly Paper: One other hassle-free, economical way to get rid of gnats is to use flypaper. Even while not the most attractive option, those sticky flypaper ribbons are really great for trapping buzzing insects around your home.
  • Bleach the Drains: If you’ve detected a convergence of gnats around your sink drains, you may have drain flies. To help free your drains and house of these pests, pour a solution of bleach and water down the affected drains. Your sinks will shortly be gnat-free in a jiffy.
  • Rotten Fruit: You already understand that gnats like ripe fruit – it’s one of the main reasons why gnats are in your house. So one effective way to totally get rid of gnats is to use it against them. Have a piece of ripe or rotten fruit in a bowl and cover the bowl tightly with plastic wrap. Simply using a toothpick, poke a few small holes in the plastic. In this regard, the flies can get in but then become trapped in the bowl, which you can then move out of the house.
  • Wine Trap: If you do have some expired wine handy, you can definitely use 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 just about where the gnats appear to be. They will probably be trapped in the wine solution, in effect making gnat removal as hassle-free as can be.
  • Bug Zapper: If you’re going after a more aggressive practice to eliminate gnats from your house, we strongly urge you to try a bug zapper device. Numerous different sets of bug zappers are available for purchase in the market, most of which use electricity to zap flies, mosquitoes, and other flying insects. Just simply position the zapper in an appropriate place and plug it in.
  • Chemical Spray: For gnat disturbances that have gotten significantly out of control, you may inevitably need to resort to an insecticide. Both foggers and sprays can effectively remove gnats but should be used with caution. Always carefully follow the manufacturer’s directions when making use of chemical insecticides.

With multiple approaches to actually get rid of gnats, you are absolutely 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 Focus’ website for more simple yet helpful information and contact us online to speak with one of our property managers!

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