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.
One may also ask, how do I get rid of gnats 5 minutes?
In this regard, how long does it take for gnats to go away?
Gnats can live up to four weeks but once you have gnats in your house, you need to act fast because they reproduce very rapidly. A female gnat can lay up to 100 – 300 eggs each time, up to 30 times before dying in 7 – 10 days.
What smell do gnats hate?
Fruit flies and fungus gnats, both commonly referred to as ‘gnats,’ rely heavily on their strong sense of smell to navigate. You can take advantage of this trait and repel gnats by using scents they hate such as peppermint, lemon, eucalyptus, vanilla, lavender, citronella, and DEET.
Because gnats in houseplants typically result when the potting mix contains too much moisture, the best way to prevent gnats from taking over your home is to avoid over-watering in the first place.