Pest of the Month: Gnats


As we approach the holiday season, people prepare to open their homes to family and friends; however, no one anticipates uninvited guests, like pests, to be in attendance. Pesky flying pests, such as gnats, can quickly put a damper on your entertaining atmosphere; your guests will not appreciate swatting the irritating insects away from their dinner plate.

Gnats, a commonly used term for a variety of small flying pests, including fruit flies, can give the unfortunate impression that your home is dirtier than it really is. In addition to being a general annoyance, they may also contribute to the spread of germs.

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To prevent gnats, it is essential to keep your home as clean as possible. Consider the following tips when working to keep gnats at bay:

  • Clean dishes as you use them. Don’t allow dirty dishes to remain in the sink.
  • Clean your garbage disposal regularly.
  • Don’t allow fruit to become overly ripe.
  • Ensure your trash can is tightly secured.
  • Take out the trash regularly.
  • Eliminate any damp areas, specifically in your kitchen or bathrooms.
  • Use top-quality potting soil for household plants; if necessary, change the soil to a higher-grade product.

If gnats or other small flying insects are a concern to you, one of our highly-trained technicians would be happy to evaluate the situation and provide you with a free estimate and quote.

Don’t let pests ruin your holiday fun!

Call Anti-Pest at 221-6181 or send an e-mail to pestsolutions@anti-pest.com