by Jane Green

Gnats, as part of the same family of insects as houseflies, are among the most mysterious insects out there. Even today, scientists have yet to set a clear-cut definition as to what is considered to be a ‘gnat’. Other than that they’re non-biting (but some gnats do bite), small, with long legs, and flies in large swarms. Not quite descriptive, which makes it ever challenging to know how to get rid of them.

For the most part, gnats are harmless to humans, besides being an annoyance that buzzes around or gets in your way. However, they can, depending on what species of gnats you’re dealing with, destroy and damage houseplants or vegetation. At the very least, you can count on gnats not living for too long, as they have a relatively short lifecycle. And, they usually only appear in the winter.

Nevertheless, you’re going to have to deal with them eventually. Trying to keep your fruits and fresh produce contained in the fridge isn’t going to be enough, however. While that may deter those fruit flies (they’re a part of the extended gnat family), there are dozens of species of gnats that could be in your home at this very moment. Thankfully, you have us to help out with getting rid of gnats.

Why Should You Trust Us?

Like you, we’ve had gnat infestations before. Sometimes, it can get out of hand pretty quickly. This is especially the case if you happen to live in a tropical climate, with heat and humidity aplenty. Plus, with significant amounts of waterways, foliage, organic matter, and more that’ll attract swarms of gnats to appear. For those of you who don’t have to worry about them in the winter, you’re lucky.

Through trial and error, we’ve tested every known method for getting rid of gnats. Each time, we’re given the opportunity to refine the techniques when learning how to exterminate them. We’ve been acquainted with how these gnats infest your home, where they hang around, and where they lay eggs. Best of all, we’ve gotten the methodology of killing each one of them down to a T.

We talked about how you can craft your own homemade gnat trap, with nothing more than what you’d have in your kitchen right now. From apple cider vinegar to entire slices of fruits, let all that sweetness bait them into your trap. If they’re not attracted to fruits, then there are always more forceful means of killing them, without having to resort to leaving toxic pesticides in your home.

Of all the options that we’ve found on the internet or through word-of-mouth, we’ve sifted through some of the best (and worst) ones to recommend to you. Our in-depth guides will hold your hand, step by step of the way. We’ll detail to you what ingredients or equipment you need, how to mix it all up, and what to do next. With our plan of action in place, those gnats will be dead in no time.

Caring For Your Plants, Too

The worse thing about gnats isn’t merely the nuisance they cause you, but the damage they leave behind. In particular, what happens when certain subspecies of gnats make their home in some or all of your houseplants. It has all the right conditions to create a habitat; vegetation, moisture, and relative safety. Stay for too long, and those gnats might instead kill off your houseplants.

If you can barely understand how to water them right, it can be incredibly frustrating to walk up to a dying houseplant. These gnats love to chew on your houseplants’ roots. In addition, leaving their eggs to hatch on the leaves. Given just a couple of weeks, they could hatch into fully grown adults, ready to replace those gnats that you’ve just killed. Remember, gnats can lay hundreds at a time.

Sooner or later, your plants are a breeding ground for gnats, while looking wilted and discolored. The good news is that we also take our time to discuss how you can kill those gnats that prefer to stick close by to any plants near or inside your home. Besides proactive means of extermination, we explain at length how you can prevent this from happening in the first place.

What Doesn’t Kill Them, Try Again

Gnats don’t die forever, you know. While you may have won the battle today, the war will be long and never-ending. Methods of killing them, while not overly challenging, nevertheless take time and dedication. Those are two things that you may not be able to afford that much of. Hence, why it’s always a good idea to learn what causes them to appear in your home, in the first place.

Besides the hot and sticky summer weather, which obviously, no one can control, what else is there that brings them into your house? In this regard, our experience has also helped to narrow down a set of pinpoint reasons why gnats are here. Usually, it’s the same story for gnats. Some rotten fruits or decayed plants are more than sufficient to attract their keen senses.

Furthermore, forgetting to take the garbage out, or wearing sweet perfumes, could also trigger a swarm of gnats to appear. With that in mind, we’ll also guide you on all these causes of why you’re seeing a dark cloud of gnats populating your home. On top of that, we’re able to list down all the things that you need to do to make sure they never return again.

All in all, it’s only a matter of keeping your house and its surrounding areas clean. If there’s a spill, get it washed. If you brought fresh produce over like fruits and vegetables, then keep them in the fridge. Have trouble with gnat infestation on your plants? In that case, make sure that you don’t overwater them. Are you still seeing gnats around? Then, seal off all windows and doors.

Always At Your Service

No matter where you are in the world, or however many gnats you’re dealing with, we’ll always be around to help you out. Our guides are simple to follow, easy to create and work very effectively. If we can kill countless gnats all year round (the bane of living in the tropics), then you can practice these steps once summer comes around, too!