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How To Keep Gnats Away With This
Soil Hack
Fruit flies, phorid flies, drain flies, and fungus gnats can invade your house looking for overripe fruit, garbage cans, and overwatered houseplants. Fungus gnats love hanging around your plants, and they reproduce quickly, staying for weeks if not taken care of.
To get rid of these pests, sprinkle a small amount of cinnamon on the top layer of your soil for a natural and safe removal method that will actually help your plants by promoting root growth. Fungus gnats don’t like the strong smell of cinnamon or the fact that it kills their main food source, fungus.
In addition to cinnamon, try sprinkling watered-down chamomile tea on top of your soil or covering it with sand to keep the gnats from laying eggs. Be sure to cover any drainage holes where gnats may also live with a light fabric, or trap them with a dish filled with apple cider vinegar, dishwashing soap, and sugar.