DIY bug and gnat spray…
We have a ton of house plants, they just make us happy. So we tend to do a lot of transplanting. And just like anyone else, where do we keep our soil…
Outside of course.
But do you know what happens to soil when it sits outside long enough?
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Little tiny gnats like to lay their eggs in the soil.
You know, those damn little fruit fly things that will do anything in their little power to try and fly into your mouth. If you are thinking eww gross, then I guess you have never experienced one of these little bastards.
They multiply faster then you can say, “yoga with goats.” First off, yoga with goats? I love goats but doing yoga with them….I don’t get it. Oh wait, I was talking about gnats, back to gnats. So, needless to say they can infest a house super fast.
So here is a little story; a while back I redid our bathroom. I was very proud, if I do say so myself. Well, in that little redo, I hung a plant, in an awesome purple pot that just fit the bathroom perfectly but what kind of soil did I use?
You guessed it y’all, soil from outside.
A few weeks later, we were infested. It was so bad that the walls had little tiny gnats everywhere. I was done. I had enough. These little F-ers had to go and they had to go now.
So I did a little research and came up with this gnat spray.
DIY bug and gnat spray
Whatcha need is:
Glass spray bottle (plastic works too, whatever floats your boat yo)
Essential oils: These are the killing power behind the spray. Don’t skip out on these!
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- Fill spray bottle with 1 cup of vinegar and 1/4 cup water
- Add 10 drops of each oil.
Boom Son you’re done!
How simple is that?!
I literally sprayed my entire bathroom, the walls, the gnats, I sprayed bottom of the pot the plant was in, the rim. I was careful not to actually get the plant, I didn’t want kill it.
But what I also did was I took the plant outside and sprayed it down with our neem oil spray that kills gnats, aphids, and all sorts of other nasty little plant critters. I sprayed this little plant probably about 4-5 times over two days.
We are living gnat free right now people, gnat free. All thanks to this little spray.
Got a Gnat problem? Leave a comment below let me know how it works for you. I’d love to hear from y’all.
Happy gnat killing!