Fruit flies or gnats can be one of the most annoying pests in your home. They can come in to your home via the fruits, vegetable and plants you bring home and can be a complete pain to get rid of. The truth is, you can get rid of fruit flies fast with a couple of household ingredients in very little time!
I have to be honest, fruit flies have been an enemy of mine for many years. I usually start to notice them in early spring, and seem to fight them until late fall. They love to make themselves at home in my kitchen and bathroom sink drains, can be found buzzing around my indoor herb garden and fruit bowl, and have even taken a swim in my wine a few times...not cool!
I use THIS 3 Ingredient Gnat Killer to get rid of gnats and fruit flies, but it's super important to trap as many as you can first to really get rid of them.
How to Get Rid of Gnats Fast
Step 1 - Squirt 2-3 pumps (around 1 ½ tablespoons) of dish liquid into a small bowl.
Step 2 - Add two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar. If you don't have any, you can use red wine vinegar instead.
Step 3 - Stir in some water, making sure that they suds up a little bit...the bubbles help to trap the fruit flies or gnats.
Step 4 - Place the fruit fly trap near any areas where fruit flies have been seen. You can use cute, decorative bowls like this one and place them by your kitchen and bathroom sinks, near a fruit bowl and even near an indoor herb garden if you have one. Nobody will even notice ;)
Within a half an hour, I noticed our first gnat was trapped in the solution...yay!
I typically change the solution out every couple of days for about a week, and then don't see any gnats for a while. When I notice any new gnats around, I just make it again! This is such an easy, natural, inexpensive way to keep those pesky gnats out of your home!
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