Why Gnats Swarm Around You and Not Others
Gnats put mosquitoes to shame as they will never be caught had they competed in a game of catching cook. While gnats do not bite, they have mastered the art of driving people crazy. Warding them off is quite an arduous task but the burning question lingers: why do they prefer swarming around you a lot more than other people?
Gnats love the way you smell. It might be the fruity or flowery fragrances emanating from your cosmetics that lured them to you or it might also be your sweat. Gnats are drawn to perspiration and mucous in pursuit of moisture! Here are some easy ways to rescue yourself:
- Trap them in a glass jar with honey or vinegar inside. They will dive straight in!
- Dip a cotton ball in a tablespoon of vanilla extract and dab this over your forehead, neck and behind your ears. The smell is likely to repel them.
- It is advisable to don a baseball cap or a wide- brimmed hat on sunny days. Gnats usually fly towards the topmost portion of your body, thereby steering clear of your face, nose and mouth.
- Dab a little bit of olive oil on your face to mask the scent that gnats are so naturally drawn to. Herbs like lemongrass and lavender work wonders too!
Remember that these remedies will not always guarantee the full elimination of gnats but they’re certainly worth a try.