Author Topic: Fungus Gnats?  (Read 235 times)

MarciEardley

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Fungus Gnats?
« on: December 03, 2020, 01:51:07 pm »
I moved my Earthboxes inside to the basement in hopes of growing veggies year round.  Within a couple of weeks I began to notice a few gnats flying around... thought they were fruit flies.  About a week later there was a cloud of thousands.  Organic pesticide spray got rid of them temporarily, but now they're coming back.  Notice they're attracted to the base of the plants and anywhere there's water (overflow area and filling tube). Have been told by a friend that they're fungus gnats.  Is there any safe way of getting rid of them permanently?  If not, will I need to completely get rid of the soil before I plant outside again?  Any help is appreciated.

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Re: Fungus Gnats?
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2020, 07:59:06 am »
Use mosquito dunks or bits in in reservoir tube or drench the container mix from the top under the cover with thuricide
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Re: Fungus Gnats?
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2021, 10:07:03 pm »
Thank you! Are these methods safe to use on veggies close to harvest?

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Re: Fungus Gnats?
« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2021, 09:12:33 am »
Perfectly fine, Bti the active ingredient is considered organic
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