Gnat trap with vinegar: treating outdoor gnats

Robert James
Pest Control Technician

apple cider vinegar for gnat treatmentGnats are an annoyance, and we know it. We also know you are looking for a solution to this gnat issue. So, let’s talk about a potential solution to your gnat problem - vinegar.

Gnats are attracted to the smell of vinegar - it is something that can be used against them.

This article shall discuss how you can prepare a gnat trap using vinegar.

The vinegar solution

We shall be using apple cider vinegar for getting rid of gnats.


You will need:

  • Apple cider vinegar
  • Water
  • Sugar
  • Dish soap

Add two tablespoons of vinegar, five drops of dish soap and a tablespoon of sugar to half a cup of water. Mix them thoroughly.

You can skip using water and compensate with half a cup of vinegar to make a concentrated solution.


After preparing the solution, transfer the solution to a bowl or jar. Put the bowl or jar in areas around the house where you find most gnats hovering.

How it works

The vinegar, along with sugar, attracts gnats with its smell. Gnats come to feed on the solution, but get trapped and drown into the mixture due to the stickiness of dish soap.

Using vinegar to get rid of gnats…

Is an easy, simple and effective method to drive gnats away from your surroundings.

We hope you can use this information to solve your outdoor gnat problem.

Let us know it worked for you.

Check our Homemade Gnat Trap article for other easy options.

crosschevron-down linkedin facebook pinterest youtube rss twitter instagram facebook-blank rss-blank linkedin-blank pinterest youtube twitter instagram