How to Get Rid of Annoying Gnats in Garbage Disposal

Garbage Disposal

Gnats are harmless but irritating. They’ll fly everywhere, spreading germs with their little legs. Gnats breed in high-moisture areas and seek food and water around their habitat. Your garbage disposal is, therefore, their first target. Gnats love rotting organic matter more than fresh food supplies. That’s why trash cans in the kitchen are their favorite spot.

A clean kitchen will keep most of the gnats away. Ensure there is no accessible food source; clean the dishes after use, check the sink drain, and get rid of debris that may attract gnats. Unclog the drain and clean the taps. A pipe snake will help to brush the tap. An enzyme drain cleaner helps to reach areas the brush fails to touch.

Clean the garbage disposal can to deny the gnats a place to perch. Vinegar and ice cubes are an excellent cleaning solution. Dish soap and lemon will help you in de-greasing the can. You can use baking soda in place of ice cubes, but you’ll need to let the bubbles sit before you rinse it out.

You can also make a gnat trap with apple cider vinegar, dish soap, and sugar, and place it near the garbage disposal. Replace the sticky solution every morning to maintain its effectiveness.
Additionally, you can make a bowl trap by covering mashed ripe bananas with a poked plastic wrap.