Fungus gnats are a type of gnats that can be found in areas with high moisture and organic material. Just like other gnats, fungus gnats can damage plants and their sound can get very annoying. And here are the things that you can do on how to get rid of gnats, particularly fungus gnats.
Step 1. Dry out the soil of your plants before watering it to prevent the gnats from laying their eggs.
Step 2. Make a mixture of water and liquid Castille soap and spray them on the soil of your plants to kill the eggs that lay in the soil.
Step 3. Cover the soil of your plants with gravel or small rocks so that the gnats will not lay their eggs. You can also use decorative aquamarine rocks to cover the top part of the soil.
Step 4. If you don’t have liquid Castille oil, you can mix 3% hydrogen peroxide with four parts of water. Then, water your soil with the mixture. This will also prevent the gnats from laying their eggs, as well as killing the eggs that are on the soil.
So, those are several tricks that you can do to get rid of gnats. Although gnats are mostly harmless, it’s considered a pest. They can be very annoying and damaging to your lovely plants.
How to Get Rid of Gnats in the House
Have you ever heard that your favorite vanilla also can be useful on how to get rid of gnats in the house?
Let us tell you how to prepare the vanilla gnat repellent by the instructions below, but before that, you need to prepare 2 cups of water, 2 tablespoons vanilla extract or, you may also use 5-10 vanilla essential oil, several drops of liquid dish soap and a spray bottle. Here are the steps.
Step 1. Firstly, you need to fill the bottle spray with water, liquid dish soap, and vanilla extract. Then, place the bottle lid and shake it to make it well combined.
Step 2. Once you have done mixing the homemade gnat repellent, spray it in the areas of your home where you find out the biggest colony of the gnats.
Step 3. Do not forget to spray them in the area that becomes infested with gnats to knocked them down completely.
There is a reason why the vanilla is known to kill the gnat effectively, it is because the scent of vanilla repels gnats and any other fruit flies. Besides, you can easily purchase a bottle of vanilla extract or vanilla essential oil from your favorite offline and online store so you can make your own insect repellent.