Households employ different methods to eliminate insect pests, such as gnats. These range from banning all fruits to spraying pesticides. There is a natural and safe method for eliminating gnats.

In a dish or container with a wide top, combine the following:

  • 1 tbsp. liquid dish detergent
  • 8 tbsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 heaping tbsp. sugar

Leave this solution in an area where gnats congregate. It generally takes a couple of days for it to take effect, but when it does, it will begin killing large numbers of gnats. They will be attracted to it, and die in the mixture.



John B. Kempf
# InquisitiveJohn B. Kempf 2014-07-08 22:21
i am sure that there are "bigger fish to fry" than trying to figure out how to get rid of inside insects. I have purchased many plants hoping to detract/expel them, however, I learned from a woman that works at a nursery/greenhouse that the plants are meant more for an outdoor setting. My reason for bringing this up is in reference to your prescription to eliminate these pests, Does it matter if the ACV is Braggs are can it be generic, and is the sugar the typical "white stuff" ?
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Sarah C. Corriher (H.W. Researcher)
# Sarah C. Corriher (H.W. Researcher) 2014-07-16 03:43
The cheap apple cider vinegar should work just fine for this.
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