They buzz all around. How disrespectful! Use this DIY Plant gnat trap to get rid of these annoying little buggers! My trap uses ingredients you probably already have in your kitchen, and it’s quick and easy to make! Let’s show these plant gnats who is boss ⏤ scroll down to learn how to get rid of plant gnats! And while you’re at it, if fruit flies are also a problem, try this fruit fly trap out!
What you need
Dr. Bronner’s Sal Suds
- I use Sal Suds not only because it’s all-natural and highly-concentrated, but it’s also biodegradable and good for the environment, unlike other dish soaps
- If you don’t have Sal Suds, any dish soap you have at home will still work
Apple cider vinegar
- This ingredient is what attracts the fruit flies to the trap, so this is a crucial ingredient!
- Make sure yours contains ‘the mother’
- I have coconut sugar at home, since it is less processed than regular sugar
- Any kind of sugar will work, so use what you have
- Helps to combine all the ingredients
- Tap water is also fine to use
- I used a small container, but feel free to use a container that works for your situation
- No lid is necessary ⏤ once the gnats are attracted and take a taste, it’s game over!
How to make
- Add 1 tsp each of dish soap, apple cider vinegar and sugar to your container
- Fill the rest of your container with water
- Stir to combine
- All done!
How to use
- Place container inside the plant pot on top of the soil. If it’s a small pot and there isn’t enough room inside the pot, place the container as close as possible
- Watch with merriment as the gnats continue to collect
- Once your liquid evaporates, empty and repeat as needed
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