You wouldn’t want to imagine seeing your Doral rental house having a gnat problem. Gnats may not bite or carry diseases, but they shouldn’t be present in a clean home. Whenever ripe fruit, trash bags, and even potting soil are present, these pests are as well. You wouldn’t know where they came from and it can be difficult to remove them. But then there are proven ways to keep these gnats away from your house for good.
Apple Cider Vinegar: One of the best ways to eliminate gnats without harsh chemicals is to use a mixture of apple cider vinegar, water, sugar, and dish soap. The sugar and soap combo serve to attract and trap the gnats. Wherever the gnats are gathering, leave a small bowl of this mixture.
Fly Paper: The flypaper is a low-cost and effective way to get rid of gnats. These sticky flypaper ribbons may not look attractive but they do a great job trapping these insects in your home.
Bleach the Drains: If there are gnats gathering around your sink drains, you could have drain flies. Pour the affected drains with a solution of bleach and water to rid your house and drain of these pests. In no time at all, you will soon be enjoying your gnat-free sink.
Rotten Fruit: Since gnats like ripe fruit, having them in your house invites gnats as well. So one way we can get rid of gnats is to use it against them. Place a piece of ripe or rotten fruit in a bowl and cover the bowl tightly with plastic wrap. Using a toothpick, poke a few small holes in the plastic. With this method, the flies can get in but cannot get out. You can then remove the bowl from the house with the trapped flies inside.
Wine Trap: If you have some expired wine handy, you can use it to trap pesky gnats the same way. In a small bowl, put wine and some dish soap. Leave the mixture where the gnats gather. The gnats are then attracted by the bait and trapped in the wine solution.
Bug Zapper: An aggressive way of eliminating gnats is by using a bug zapper device. Bug zappers come in different varieties but mostly use electricity to zap flies, mosquitoes, and other flying insects. All you have to do is simply place the zapper in an out-of-the-way spot and plug it in.
Chemical Spray: For the gnat problems which have gotten out of control, you may need to consider using an insecticide. Both foggers and sprays remove gnats very effectively but you’ll have to handle it with care. Always follow the manufacturer’s directions when using chemical insecticides.
With all these methods to eliminate gnats, one of these is bound to be suited for your pest problem. Are you interested in learning more about how to keep your rental house pest-free? Visit Real Property Management Dade’s website for more information and contact us online to speak with one of our property managers!
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