Raupp said that gnats, also known as fruit flies, grass flies or eye gnats are decomposers that thrive in decaying grasses and vegetation and are attracted to humans. … They’re attracted to lacrimal secretions from the eyes, this is why they’re always flying around your eyes,” Raupp said.
How do I keep fruit flies from flying in my face?
The good news is you have several options you can try in order to keep the gnats away from your face. Simple (and unscented) fixes such as wearing a tall hat or using mosquito netting can either attract them to an even higher area than your face (your hat) or block them from reaching you entirely.
What scent do gnats hate?
Repel them with Scent.
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.
What attracts fruit flies best?
Fruit flies are especially attracted to ripened fruits and vegetables in the kitchen. But they also will breed in drains, garbage disposals, empty bottles and cans, trash containers, mops and cleaning rags. All that is needed for development is a moist film of fermenting material.
What do fruit flies hate?
Fruit flies can’t stand the smell of basil, peppermint, eucalyptus, lemongrass, lavender and clove. If you’ve had a fruit fly problem in the past, try placing these fragrant herbs in muslin sacks or tea bags and hanging them around the house. You could also buy them in essential oil form and use them in a diffuser.