If you get my weekly newsletter, you most likely read Midge’s question regarding natural ways to get rid gnats and flies (if you don’t get my newsletter be sure and subscribe via the sticky note in the upper right corner of the blog). Here are a few thoughts I had on getting rid of pesky insects. Molly
When it comes to getting rid of flies and gnats, I make it a quest. After being annoyed for only so long, I turn it into a “battle” that I know I must win. I probably have a deeper dislike for gnats over flies, mostly because they swarm around my face. Yuck. One way to get rid of them is to pour vinegar into a mason jar (fill to almost the top) and then screw on the lid. Poke a few holes through the lid so they can get in. Gnats are attracted to vinegar so I make up a few of these and place them strategically throughout the house where the population is the worst. Then I smile as I see them fly into the jar, knowing their fate. Bye, bye little gnats.
When it comes to flies that have gathered in the kitchen, I love the following method. Mix together 2 Tbsp. of liquid dish soap and water in a spray bottle. I use the fine mist spray and spray like crazy until I get all the flies. This is an effective and safe method to get those pesky little insects out of your home (and not use a fly swatter!). Double yuck.
I hope these tricks help, there’s no bug squashing involved only bug elimination.