These pesky little bugs can be a hassle in your bathroom whether they keep popping up in the tub while you try to relax in the bath or even just seeing them makes it feel less clean. The good news is that there are a few remedies you can try to get rid of them before having to make a call and sinking more money into it than needed.
Vinegar is one of the best household items to keep around whether it is for natural cleaning or even certain pest control. In this case, vinegar can be used to make a homemade gnat trap to stop these little bugs from getting worse. Grab a glass or bowl and combine a few tablespoons of apple cider vinegar, a few drops of dish liquid, and a bit of sugar and mix it all together. The sugar and vinegar mixture will draw int he gnats while the dish liquid will prevent them from being able to leave the dish.
Try the Fruit Trap
Similar to the vinegar trap it is all about trapping this little pests inside so they can’t get out. It may seem gross at first but it will work. If you have some fruit past its prime and beginning to rot, put it in a bowl and cover with plastic. Poke some small holes in the plastic for the gnats to go into. They will be attracted to the fruit but once inside won’t be able to get back out.
A lot of homeowners have strayed away from bleach and have sought out more natural cleaning alternatives. When it comes to these little pests, bleach can be best! A lot of ants and gnats actually come up through the drains in your bathroom. You can use a cup of diluted bleach and pour down the drains followed by some hot water. Not only can this get rid of any wierd smells and bacteria in the drains but it should be a pretty effective way to get rid of these unwanted house guests.
For some homeowners it may work and others haven’t had much luck. Especially in the case of ants, the cinnamon trick can be useful to get rid of these bugs while also preventing them. It has been said that ants don’t like the scent or taste of pure cinnamon and homeowners have claimed putting the cinnamon in the drain and letting it sit for a few minutes before rinsing it away has helped tremendously. Just take a few tablespoons of cinnamon and drop it into the drain, wait around 5-10 minutes, after the wait is over rinse the cinnamon with hot water.