Generic bug sprays, as well as DEET, are common sprays used to keep gnats away. However, there are less harmful alternatives available for those not wishing to use harsh chemicals. More »

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To get rid of gnats in the kitchen, get rid of rotten food, store food items in a secure location, clean the kitchen, remove moisture, put your compost outside, and kill them with a flyswatter or bug spray. Getting rid o... More »

To control bugs in potted plants, pick larger insects from the plants, trap bugs on sticky traps, rinse leaves periodically and throw badly affected plants away. It can also help to avoid excessively moist or excessively... More »

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DEET, the active ingredient in bug sprays, does not lose effectiveness. Bug sprays have no expiration date, but they do have a shelf life of three years. A product's shelf life is typically a period of time in which the ... More »

You can bug bomb spiders, but the ingredients used in these products work as repellents for spiders, causing them to move to deeper hiding places to avoid the spray, so they normally do not die. The active ingredient in ... More »

Homemade bug spray often includes essential oils such as lavender or peppermint, vegetable oil and aloe vera gel. Combine ingredients in a spray bottle and apply to different areas on the skin or apply directly to clothi... More »

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Gnats are small flying insects that are black in color. They have elongated abdomens, transparent wings and long, thin legs. The wing are typically veined but invisible to the human eye. Gnats appear to be almost perfect... More »