Gnats. Fruit flies. It doesn’t matter what you call them, these tiny flying bugs are a giant nuisance. And when you’re dealing with an infestation, the last thing you want to do is try to inspect one of these bugs up close.
But if you’d rather not share your home with a pack of bugs, you just might have to get up-close-and-personal with one to see what you’re dealing with. While many of the same extermination methods will work for both types of insects, some are better than others for each type.
Let’s take a look at the difference between these bugs before we talk about ways to exterminate them.
Fruit Flies Vs Gnats: What’s the Difference?
Despite what you might have heard, fruit flies and gnats aren’t the same thing. But it’s easy to see why people confuse the two. Both of these flying insects are so tiny, it’s difficult to really tell the difference between them without a magnifying glass (go ahead, try it out for yourself).