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Posted by Kathy (kathyallison56@cox.net) from Kansas on 2006-01-20 12:52:00

I need help in getting ride of knats in some of my houseplants.I have tryed sraying them with dish soap,and that has helped a little.
  • About gnats
    Posted by Jeannie from Ontario 5 on 2006-01-31 07:34:00

    Gnats are a common problem for houseplants.
    They live in the soil and consume the rotting material that is present there due to the moisture having the effect.

    To lessen their numbers, you must allow your plants to dry down more. The Sticky Stiks can help as long as you don't have a pet that might lick them.
    The Stiks are very poisonous. They are recommended only in pet-free households.

    Another thing you can try is to coat a plastic strip (try to make it a yellow strip) and coat it with petroleum jelly.
    The gnats will adhere to the strip and every day or so, you clean the strip and replace it on the surface of the soil.

    The putting of sand (coarse-builder's type) on the soil surface can help. But the gnats will nonetheless be in the soil if it is constantly moist.
    Larvae will continue to be present as well.

    There are gnat sprays also available in garden centers.
  • About gnats
    Posted by Jeannie from Ontario 5 on 2006-01-31 07:34:00

    Gnats are a common problem for houseplants.
    They live in the soil and consume the rotting material that is present there due to the moisture having the effect.

    To lessen their numbers, you must allow your plants to dry down more. The Sticky Stiks can help as long as you don't have a pet that might lick them.
    The Stiks are very poisonous. They are recommended only in pet-free households.

    Another thing you can try is to coat a plastic strip (try to make it a yellow strip) and coat it with petroleum jelly.
    The gnats will adhere to the strip and every day or so, you clean the strip and replace it on the surface of the soil.

    The putting of sand (coarse-builder's type) on the soil surface can help. But the gnats will nonetheless be in the soil if it is constantly moist.
    Larvae will continue to be present as well.

    There are gnat sprays also available in garden centers.
  • About gnats
    Posted by Jeannie from Ontario 5 on 2006-01-31 07:33:00

    Gnats are a common problem for houseplants.
    They live in the soil and consume the rotting material that is present there due to the moisture having the effect.

    To lessen their numbers, you must allow your plants to dry down more. The Sticky Stiks can help as long as you don't have a pet that might lick them.
    The Stiks are very poisonous. They are recommended only in pet-free households.

    Another thing you can try is to coat a plastic strip (try to make it a yellow strip) and coat it with petroleum jelly.
    The gnats will adhere to the strip and every day or so, you clean the strip and replace it on the surface of the soil.

    The putting of sand (coarse-builder's type) on the soil surface can help. But the gnats will nonetheless be in the soil if it is constantly moist.
    Larvae will continue to be present as well.

    There are gnat sprays also available in garden centers.
  • About gnats
    Posted by Jeannie from Ontario 5 on 2006-01-31 07:33:00

    Gnats are a common problem for houseplants.
    They live in the soil and consume the rotting material that is present there due to the moisture having the effect.

    To lessen their numbers, you must allow your plants to dry down more. The Sticky Stiks can help as long as you don't have a pet that might lick them.
    The Stiks are very poisonous. They are recommended only in pet-free households.

    Another thing you can try is to coat a plastic strip (try to make it a yellow strip) and coat it with petroleum jelly.
    The gnats will adhere to the strip and every day or so, you clean the strip and replace it on the surface of the soil.

    The putting of sand (coarse-builder's type) on the soil surface can help. But the gnats will nonetheless be in the soil if it is constantly moist.
    Larvae will continue to be present as well.

    There are gnat sprays also available in garden centers.
  • knats
    Posted by andi from bc canada on 2006-01-20 07:27:00

    Hi Kathy,
    With your fungus gnat problem, you can buy some sticky strips (looks like a small popsicle stick with a piece of sticky paper on it)and just place it in the pot and the gnats will fly to it and get stuck. But they can also lay eggs in the soil so what you should do is take about an inch of soil off the top of the plant and replace with a layer of sand. Hope this helps you out. Andi
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