How To Get Rid Of Fungus Gnats?

by Jane Green

To get rid of fungus gnats, you can try the following methods:

  1. Reduce the moisture level in your soil: Allow the top inch of soil to dry out before watering, and make sure your pots have drainage holes to prevent standing water.
  2. Remove any decaying organic matter from the soil, such as fallen leaves or dead roots.
  3. Use a commercial insecticide specifically designed for fungus gnats, such as neem oil, pyrethrin, or spinosad. Be sure to follow the instructions on the label.
  4. Use a sticky trap, they are small yellow cards coated with a sticky substance that will trap the adult gnats.
  5. Use a biological control method, such as introducing predatory mites or nematodes to the soil, which will feed on the larvae of the fungus gnats.
  6. If you are using potted plants, you may consider repotting the plants with fresh, sterile soil.
  7. Keep an eye on your plants for signs of infestation, such as small white or clear worms, and take action as soon as possible.

Note: If the problem persists, it may be necessary to call a pest control professional for further assistance.

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