Gnats in House
Have you ever been besieged by millions (or seemingly millions) of small, annoying insects that never seem to move on from your house? They are known as gnats and they can be more than a nuisance especially if you have the biting gnats in your space. Gnats are tiny insects, biting and non-biting, that swarm your space in search of a meal. They can be fungus gnats that feed on the fungus found in the soil in your garden or in the potted plants in your house. Or they can be biting gnats in search of a blood meal from mammals like you or your pets and livestock.
Where do gnats come from?
This is an important question to answer in the fight to get rid of these little insects. Gnats are attracted by two vital elements in the environment: moisture and food. The sources of food must be assured for the gnats to reproduce and survive and the moisture must be nearby so that they can breed and hatch. They get into the house through gaps and holes in the screen doors and around the doors and windows.
They also find entrances around the spaces left when utility lines enter the house. The bottom line is that these little terrors are capable of finding their way into your home through any small space. This is because they can be the size of a mosquito and even smaller. It takes very little to attract gnats but it is extremely hard to get rid of them. Interestingly some of these gnats are attracted by the scent of liquor and beer.
How to get rid of gnats from your house
This is one of the most satisfying ways to catch gnats and it works very effectively without posing as a health threat to your family. Sticky fly paper holds the insects captive and they eventually die off on it without you getting involved. You can hang it in your home or stick it on the areas that get a lot of gnat traffic.
This is especially effective if you have mosquitoes. It works well with larger insects because of their discernable size. The bug zapper is fast and effective because the insect buzzes nearby unknowingly and gets caught up in the electric current. The current is not usually too much to harm human being but it is powerful enough to harm gnats and other insects.