Gnat season is alive and well! Here are a few tips in how to keep gnats from invading your home.
- Gnats love to thrive in warm, moist environments. Because of that, gnats love indoor plants.
- To keep gnats out of your home, it’s important to buy healthy, bug-free plants.
- Allow the soil to dry between waterings kills gnat larvae and makes your plant less hospitable to adult gnats looking for a place to lay eggs.
- If your plant does develop a fungus gnat problem, the first thing you should do is isolate the affected plant so the problem does not spread to healthy plants.
- You can then trap and drown adult gnats by placing apple cider vinegar or wine in a small bowl near the problem plant.
- Remove 1/4 inch of topsoil and replace with sand. Fungus gnats prefer moist soil with a lot of organic matter and will avoid plants top dressed with sand.
- If you can’t get the gnat population under control you will need to repot the plant in sterile potting soil.
- Gently remove as much of the original soil from around the roots and trim out any diseased or rotting roots prior to repotting in fresh soil.
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