Building a Gnat Trap to Rid Yourself of Those Pests Building a Gnat Trap to Rid Yourself of Those Pests

What You'll Need
A wide mouth jar
Several sturdy rubber bands
A fork or sharpened pencil
Plastic wrap (two layers)
One-quarter cup of Apple Cider Vinegar

Building a gnat trap is easy. You probably have all the ingredients you need already around your house. Gnats, also known as fruit flies, can seemingly infest your kitchen in a matter of hours once they get in your house. They tend to congregate around fruit, drains and in the soil of some house plants. There's a fast and easy way to trap them. Build a gnat trap.

Step 1

Wash your wide mouth jar out well with soap and water. Dry.

Step 2

Add the Apple Cider Vinegar to the jar.

Step 3

Tear off two pieces of plastic wrap large enough to cover the mouth of the jar with a one-inch margin on all sides.Place this over the mouth of the jar so it is taut and secure it tightly with the rubber band. Use more than one if needed to ensure the plastic is snugged into place and no gnats can escape.

Step 4

Using the sharpened pencil or the tines of a fork, carefully punch a series of small holes in the plastic wrap. Don't get them too close together and don't put any holes close to the edge of the jar.

Step 5

Set the trap near the site of the gnat infestation and watch the jar begin to fill up with gnats. Once the jar is full, empty, clean and reuse to make another gnat trap.


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