Home Remedies for Killing Gnats

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Home remedies for killing gnats include eliminating ripening or rotting foods, running the disposal regularly, setting up sticky pest traps and using an insect fogger. Kill gnats that infest the house with information from a Florida state-certified pest... View Video Transcript

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Mark Govan

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Hi I'm Mark Govan with ABC Pest Control in Largo, Florida and what are a few of the home remedies for killing gnats within the home? Well there is a couple things that people can do as a prevention to stop you from getting gnats in the first place. Number one remember why gnats are there is generally because there might be some food or maybe some debris that was left over from, in the kitchen from cooking and by eliminating those food sources gnats will be very hard to come inside the home. How do you kill them once you have them? Well one of the things that you can do is to make sure that you want to eliminate these food sources. Run your disposal on a regular basis and using a couple different materials that I'm going to show you right now. Number one is a little pest trap that we have. It's a little yellow pest trap that some of the fungus gnats are actually attracted to. Now this particular trap has a sticky coating on the outside of it. Hanging this near anywhere where you may store your fruits or vegetables or even around the kitchen where you have seen the gnats will cause them to be stuck directly on to the little yellow paper here. Remember it is just a real sticky paper but this is one home remedy that you can use that is safe around the kids, just don't get your fingers stuck to it but it is a good product that you can use around the home. The other thing that we can do if you have a real bad problem is making sure that your pea traps which were the sink drains underneath the sink and drains into a little trap. If you leave the home a lot of people have seen when they come back they have a lot of problems with gnats flying in and around the home. Well that's because these pea traps dry out and that allows gnats to come up and travel up through the pipes and get up inside the home so by having a neighbor or friend come by and just running the same water under the sink and letting that run you will fill that pea trap up and that will stop gnats from getting up inside the house. The other method is the use of another product that we have here and this is called a PT 565 fogger. You can purchase this at any do it yourself pest control or even have a pest control company come out and spray this for you. Very easy to use. All you do is you open it up and it comes with a little handy spray. You spray each room for about three or four seconds and that will kill any of the gnats that are in and around the home so very easy to use, very efficient and once you have it taken care of, you won't have to worry about those gnats any more. I'm Mark Govan with ABC Pest Control in Largo, Florida hoping you have a pest free day.