Gnats and fruit flies are very small fly species. Fruit flies are mostly attracted to fruits and vegetables while gnats are mostly seen on compost piles or moist soil. They are very common during the summer season. Fruit flies will shorten the lifespan of fruits and vegetables while gnats may ruin your ornamental and edible plants. Here are some home remedies to get rid of fruit flies and gnats fast.
1/ Apple cider vinegar is a good remedy to get rid of fruit flies and gnats since these creatures are attracted to the smell of apple cider vinegar, and will quickly get trapped in it. Pour apple cider vinegar into a small bowl and heat it to release its aroma. Add a few drops of liquid dish soap and stir it well. This will help kill the fruit flies and gnats. Cover the mouth of the jar with a plastic wrap and poke the wrap with a toothpick to make holes so that the flies can enter the bowl. Place this jar where the flies are.
2/ Red wine is another effective home remedy that will help you get rid of fruit flies and gnats. Mix 1/2 cup of red wine with 1/2 cup of water. Pour the solution into a small bowl and cover it with a plastic wrap. Poke holes in the plastic with a toothpick. Place the container where the flies are.
3/ Lemongrass essential oil is another effective remedy for fruit flies and gnats. Add 2-cups of hot water to a clean spray bottle. Add a few drops of lemongrass oil into it. Spray the solution where the flies are.