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Need Help with Fungus Gnats

Dennis R. Moore drmoore at mail.nospam.gte.net
Thu Jul 31 09:39:07 EST 1997


A solution of dishwashing liquid and water, poured through the potting
medium is often effective. 3T. of Ivory to 1gal. water has worked for
me. Be sure to flush the solution out of the containers using plain
water. Diazinon is also effective though I'm not sure if the labeling
allows this.

On 30 Jul 1997 14:38:30 GMT, fikeland at aol.com (Fikeland) wrote:

>Hi -
>
>I'm on the verge of throwing out all my beautiful houseplants!  I have
>discovered that I have an infestation of fungus gnats apparently breading
>in the soil.  I am careful not to overwater but the bugs just don't seem
>to want to give up. I even repotted all the plants but it didn't help.  I
>checked with my nursery and they are unsure exactly what to advise.  I
>would appreciate any suggestions on how to get rid of these annoying
>visitors - especially if it's a product that is sold in the southern CA
>area. 
>Please e-mail me directly at <Fikeland at aol.com>
>Thanks! 




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