- Actually the soap DECREASES the surface tension so they can't do what
bugs are usually real good at, walking on water.
they surface tension is lowered and they fall in.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "cvedrick" <cvedrick@...> wrote:
> After having our entire house infested with fruit gnats, I researched
> and found the following remedy.
> Mix equal parts of water and cider vinegar, add 1 drop of dish soap.
> Put into shallow dishes, or jars. Leave where you have gnats.
> Come back later and toss out all the dead little buggers.
> It appears they are attracted to the cider vinegar smell.
> The soap increases the surface tension of the water and prevents them
> from escaping.