Take a small container such as a shot glass or a similar-sized cup. Fill the container about ¾ of the way full with red wine (any old red wine will do, the gnats aren’t fussy!). Add a couple of drops of dish soap to the wine. Stir the mixture gently.
Does wine help get rid of gnats?
Gnats are attracted to the sugary, fermented beverage, so use it to lure them to their death. Simply pour a small amount of wine into a glass, and add a dash of liquid soap—just be sure you don’t get confused and drink out of the wrong glass! The gnats will fly right in, get stuck, and collect in the alcohol.
Can you use red wine to kill fruit flies?
Pour some red wine and dish detergent into a disposable container and stir. Cover the container with plastic wrap. Poke small holes in the plastic wrap. Make sure the holes are big enough for the fruit flies to get in.
What smell do gnats hate?
Try Lighting citronella candles, using lemon or vanilla sprays. While gnats are a fan of sweet-smelling fruit, they can’t seem to stand vanilla, lemon, or even lavender. A little spritz can at least keep them at bay.
How do you get rid of red wine gnats?
Make a red wine trap—Using a small drinking glass, pour in red wine until the glass is three-quarters full. Add a drop of dish soap and stir it in gently with a straw or spoon. Gnats are attracted to wine and will try to sit on the liquid’s surface.
What is the fastest way to get rid of gnats?
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.
How do you stop gnats from flying around you?
Repellents: DEET, citronella, vanilla, pine oil, and dryer sheets are commonly used to repel gnats. You can also use fans on your porch to keep the air moving and discourage hovering swarms.
How do you make homemade gnat spray with vanilla?
Simply add a few drops of vanilla extract to a small spray bottle of water. Play around with it and see what works for you. I’ve heard about 6 drops of vanilla extract per 8 ounces of water will do the job, then spray on all areas of your exposed body.
Can you use white vinegar to get rid of gnats?
Pour vinegar in bowls and add a few drops of dishwashing liquid. Cover the top of the bowl with a layer of plastic wrap, pulled tight, and poke holes in it. Again, attracted to the scent of vinegar, gnats will enter, remain trapped in the liquid, and eventually die.
Can I use white wine vinegar to get rid of gnats?
Pour either ¼ cup of white wine or ¼ cup of apple cider vinegar in it, place plastic wrap over the top, pull it tight and secure with a rubber band. Now poke some holes in the top of the plastic wrap using a toothpick and make a small slit using a knife in the middle, so the gnats can get in…