Outdoor gnat trap with dawn dish soap – The Complete Guide

gnat treatment with dawn dish soap

There are numerous everyday things you can use to build your own gnat trap. One of them is dish soap.

Dish soap, when used with an attractant, can prove to be a potent gnat trap.

So, let us let you know how you can make a gnat trap with dawn dish soap.

The dish soap solution


Preparing a dish soap gnat solution is simple and easy. That said, remember you need to mix something that attracts the gnats to this solution. For this, you can use apple cider vinegar or sugar.

Vinegar-based solution

You will need the following to prepare this solution:

  • Apple cider vinegar
  • Dish soap
  • Warm water

Prepare the solution by adding two tablespoons of vinegar, five drops of dish soap to half a cup of warm water. Mix the solution thoroughly before using it.

Sugar-based solution

For sugar-dish solution, you need:

  • Sugar
  • Apple cider vinegar
  • Dish soap
  • Warm water

Add one tablespoon of sugar, two tablespoons of vinegar, five drops of dish soap to half a cup of warm water. Again, mix the solution properly before using it.

The sugar solution could be a more effective gnat trap as it contains higher concentrations of attracts (vinegar and sugar) as supposed to only vinegar solution.

You can skip adding water to the solution and use half a cup of vinegar only instead if the gnats aren’t being trapped.


After preparing the dish soap solution, transfer it to a bowl or jar. Place this bowl or jar in areas around the house where you find most gnats. Gnats will be trapped once they get attracted and start feeding on the solution.

It is an easy, effective solution…

To your gnat problem. The solution is made from things that you are most likely to find lying around in your house.

We hope you can use this info to get rid of gnats.

Let us know when you do.

In case you have any queries, put them in the comments.

Check these articles for some other Homemade Gnat Trap tips, Best gnat killers.

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