Gnats are attracted to vinegar, and for this reason it is commonly used to trap and kill these unwanted insects. Add a drop of liquid soap to the vinegar to break its surface tension. With this method, the gnats drown wh... More »

Pesticides and bacterial control agents, such as nematodes, are used to treat fungus gnat infestations. Eliminating the conditions that attract gnats helps to control the infestation. More » Home & Garden Pest Control Invasive Insects

To eliminate fungus gnats, stop watering houseplants to allow the soil to dry out, and apply a biological agent or commercial insecticide to the soil. Use yellow sticky traps to capture adult gnats, and move damp materia... More » Home & Garden Gardening & Landscapes Houseplants

To use household items to eliminate cockroaches, spread petroleum jelly on the inside rim of a jar, bait the jar with apple peelings, and place the jar in areas where the insects are frequently observed to trap them. Use... More »

Effective home remedies for eliminating gnats are apple vinegar, sprinkling sand on damp soil in potted plants and making gnat traps using petroleum jelly. Gnats prefer to lay eggs in damp soil or rotten fruit, so throw ... More » Home & Garden Pest Control Invasive Insects

Methods to repel gnats include eliminating places where they gather, trapping them with a solution of vinegar and dish soap, drawing their attention away by wearing a hat and avoiding scented products. There are many che... More »

Gnats are attracted to wet and decomposing organic matter, so removing any from the yard will reduce the likelihood of their congregating there. Some gnat repellents include DEET and vanilla. More » Home & Garden Pest Control Invasive Insects