Monday, April 19, 2010
Organic and Safe Ways to Eliminate Fungus Gnats
How to prevent Fungus Gnats in the future:
1) Let plants dry out between watering. Gnats like moist, organic environments. By lengthening your watering intervals, you will decrease the ability for the larvae to develop into adult Gnats.
2) Be diligent when purchasing new plants. Be sure to inspect all plants before you bring them home. Look at the soil and look underneath the leaves for signs of insects. Also, all leaves should be healthy and green, avoid buying plants with any yellowing and limp leaves.
3) Isolate all new plants from other plants for 2-4 weeks when you bring them home before you place them in their permanent spot.
4) Inspect your plants often for disease and insects. We recommend inspecting all of your plants on a monthly basis.
These steps are not only effective but healthy and safe for the environment and your family. Good Luck!