Let’s start off this not-so-pleasant post with something a little more…pleasing.
Take a look at THIS:
These are some beautiful faux tulips that I am planning on using in a creative project. But I’m not here to talk about that right now. I just posted this picture of them so you won’t be inundated with totally yucky stuff here. When you see the pics below, think back and remember this something beautiful.
Now, let’s begin.
It’s that time of the year where you are gathering yummies from your fruit trees and vegetable plants and bringing them to the kitchen to await tasty cookups. Some of this stuff attracts nasties, though, and we’ve gotta deal with it without spraying down your kitchen in harmful pesticides!
First, get an old jar that you were about to recycle and make sure it is washed clean. Screw the lid on tight.
Now punch in tiny holes all over the lid. I just used my paper piercer that came with some scrapbooking tools. If you happen to have one of those lying around, use it because it is perfect for the job! Otherwise, find anything sharp with a small point to it. And um, do be careful, okay? We don’t want any bloody fingers…or dirrrrrrrty diapers…(does anyone else remember that stupid ghost story from their childhood?).
Take the lid back off. Grab some good apple cider vinegar and pour in a good bit. For this size jar, I filled it up about 1/3 of the way full.
Now set your homemade jar trap somewhere in your kitchen where the little critters like to hang out. I chose to put mine beside my sink.
If you were to step back a little and watch, you will see the suckers drawn straight up to it. They can’t get enough of the stuff! It’s like one big Drink Fest and they think they are really living it up. Little do they know how bad this really is for ’em! HA!
Thankfully, gnats are not the sharpest knives in the shed – wait…what? Anyway, they aren’t too smart, so what happens here is they crawl in to the party but they can not remember how to crawl back out. Thus, they fly and crawl around inside until it drives them crazy and then – I guess – get too tired, fall into the drink and die. You will see all the dead gnats floating around in the vinegar in several hours.
Try it! It truly works! Now that we are finished with that grody stuff…let’s go back and think about something pretty:
Ah yes! Beautiful flowers in my gnat-free kitchen! Glad we could end this thing on a happy note! <3