Vinegar does get rid of nits, or head lice eggs, but it does not get rid of adult head lice. It also gets rid of young lice that cannot yet lay eggs. This is because the acid contained in vinegar has the ability to kill germs.Know More
The acid in vinegar is able to dissolve the outer skeleton of nits, which renders them unable to stick to the hair. They can then be combed out of hair with a nit comb.
White vinegar, red or white wine vinegar and apple cider vinegar are all effective at killing nits. Any of these types of vinegar should be applied close to the scalp, and allowed to sit for a few minutes. This enables the vinegar to kill the nits.Learn more about Pest Control
Vinegar does not kill ants. Vinegar can deter ants from entering a home or building by overpowering the scent that ants use to follow in another ant's footsteps.Full Answer >
Vinegar repels some types of flies, while attracting others. Most biting flies, such as deer and horse flies, dislike the scent and taste of vinegar. On the other hand, cider and other fruity vinegars attract fruit flies.Full Answer >
Popular belief holds that skeeter eaters eat mosquitoes but, in fact, adult skeeter eaters may not even feed at all. When they do feed, adult skeeter eaters use their long proboscis as a straw to suck up nectar or other liquid materials.Full Answer >
Use vinegar to kill bugs by mixing a solution and spraying bugs in the home and garden, and using it to create a fruit fly trap. Vinegar, when applied to surface areas, make the areas unappealing to bugs. While this doesn't kill them, it makes them go away.Full Answer >