Anyone Else Got A Major Gnat/Fruit Fly Issue This Year? We Found A Solution
Is anyone else dealing with those freaking annoying little fruit flies or gnats all over their house this year? We are and I finally found something that actually works super fast.
Angel here and this summer we started noticing that we were seeing an influx of little flying creatures in our house. I can deal with one or two but 30 makes me want to pack up and move out of the house.
It started with some overripe bananas on the top of the microwave and before we knew it those little suckers were out of control. I tried using the fly swatter to but they were too small. Then I tried the dish towel and ended up knocking over all the stuff on the counter. Even our doodle, Lilly tried helping by eating them but she could only handle a few.
Finally, it got to the point I hated even going into the kitchen and told my husband, Joe, something had to be done. Since we have pets I didn't want to spray something that could be toxic to them or us. So I started researching home remedies.
To be honest I wasn't sure about whether or not any of them would work but I was ready to try anything to get rid of the problem.
Here's the recipe I used from Country Living:
In a small bowl, mix a half cup of warm water plus two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar, a tablespoon of sugar, and about six drops of liquid dish soap. Gnats will be lured in by the sugary mixture, but once they dip in for a drink, the sticky dish soap will trap them.
This worked like a charm. I mixed it all up on Sunday night, sat it out in the kitchen, and within minutes Joe called me back in there to tell me it was working.
You can also use the exact thing that caused the infestation to start as a trap;
Add a few pieces of overripe fruit to a large bowl, then cover with plastic wrap and secure with a rubber band. Use a toothpick to poke a few holes in the top. Soon, gnats and fruit flies will flock to the fruit, making their way in through the tiny holes—but they won't know how to find their way out.
I personally love the quick response from the solution and the fact that its a natural way to get rid of them.