While the title of “most annoying pest of summer” absolutely goes to mosquitoes, we would say that gnats come in as a close second. In fact, gnats are extra annoying because they can pester you while you are indoors, as well as out. If you have had problems in the past with gnats invading your home or your yard, chances are you would like to prevent that from being the case this year as well. If so, we may be able to help you out at Earthwise Pest Management. Continue reading below to find out more about gnats and how you can eliminate them around your home.
Why Are Gnats So Annoying?
The main problem with gnats is that they are extremely small and multiply at very fast rates. This is why you will normally see hundreds of gnats occupying a single space during the spring and summer months. Additionally, much like termites, gnats are attracted to locations that are moist and warm, where they will also be able to find enough food. This explains why most people see these pests most commonly in their kitchen, near their plants, as well as around their trash. In order to avoid having gnats around the areas in your home, there are many different steps you can take that are all fairly easy. The majority of these tips revolve around cleanliness. Any homeowner with a spare five minutes each day can complete the tasks necessary to prevent having gnats in their home.
Proper Storage and Disposal
You may already be aware of this but not storing food properly is one of the main ways people tend to get gnats inside their home. This is why it is imperative that you store any food in airtight containers or in your refrigerator. Additionally, you should always make sure that you wiping your dining table and your kitchen counters to clean up any spills that may have occurred. Dishes should also be cleaned as soon as they are finished being used. Leaving dirty dishes in the sink is one of the most common ways people get gnats in their homes. Similarly, if you do not empty the trash in your kitchen out frequently, gnats will surely show up at some point.
The Final Solution
It is clear that there are many different things that can lead to your experiencing a gnat-filled home in the warmer months. Even if you are following all of the advice in this post, you could still not be successful in getting rid of the gnats for good. If you find that you have a gnat infestation either in or around your house, it’s important that you know there is a way you can get rid of them for good. Your local Sacramento pest control company knows how to eliminate gnats in no time at all. Contact us today if you want to know more about how we can assist you or if you need help ridding your home of other summer and spring pests like ants, termites, and more. We are the pest management experts you need!