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TreTans, 8:42 AM

Potato Natural Gnat Trap from inside the soil


I've read a lot of methods right there, and I've been fighting these little buggers Since 3 months ago, I am like many of us searching for natural ways to grow plants and take care of them cheaply as possible.
Finally I found some guys out there talking about using potato's slices as gnat baits to attract larvae which deeply immersed into the potting soil.
Why we didn't use gnat's love to potato to attract them and kill them. 
So that, I decided to give this potato trick a try.

Actually, many types of soil and potting mixes have a number of very small residents we seldom realize are there, some growers do think they received some fungus gnats courtesy in the bag of organic potting mix such as Miracle Grow, I think too that they could be live in any soil where the conditions are right for them to proliferate and such bags which stored outdoors usually give insect's larvae all the right ingredients they need to grow.
Examples of tiny creatures found on the soil and love to feed on potatoes fruit are: black-headed fungus gnats larvae, Whitefringed beetle adults grup, Spotted and banded cucumber beetles, Systena flea beetle, Wireworm larvae, White Grubs, Sweet Potato Weevil, other critters infesting plants and the list continues with tiny bitsy teensy little white things that crawling on potato to get a fresh meal.

Firstly do you know what does fungus gnat looks like?
They usually moving around, they are not tiny seed looking things, they're crawly things, homing mites, and soil mites. More to know gnats
Do you know where do nats come from?
You might see a few on your plants hopping around the potting soil, or Larvae on the bottom roots of plants.
Read more 

Pros and cons of potato traps:
Potatoes attract all larvae infest the soil because taters are sweet and yellow and rich with nutrients they need for growth and lay eggs.
The potato trap have two sides which maximize their effect to collect more and more critters as you can think it is heavy infestation.
Potato trap is natural, therefore you are not annoying about chemical pollution or contamination by any means.
However, you're not going to worry about good caring of soil, because potato ain't going to hurt potting soil, as well as there is no possible side effects of using potato to kill soil insects.
Using Potato as a natural trap for catching fungus knat is kind of something cheap for your budget, however one potato medium in size can be sliced to make 4 - 6 units, moreover one slice is enough to catch all gnat's larvae in one planting pot for 2 - 4 days.

How to use Potatoes like a magic to capture all insects in the soil?
I will give you the creeps
The best time is when the soil is moderately moist.
  1. Slice a raw potato into thin but strong slices.
  2. Use a slice of potato on each container is enough in beginning, increase the slice thickness and count if one thick slice didn't work. 
  3. Lay the potato's slice on the surface of soil at any site or put inch-long pieces of fresh taters on topsoil.
  4. Gnats Larvae will be drawn to it, because they love it
  5. Wait for slices 2 days or three to start working, sometimes you could see gnats migrate and moving on the potatoes within four hours, depending on the heaviness of infestation and the potting soil itself, when there are potatoes you must see tons of VERY TINY black bugs, crawling all over the taters slices, then your soil infested with gnats and potatoes do work to attract fungus nats in the deeps of soil.
  6. Dispose the slices when overloaded with stuck gnats and put a fresh piece 
  7. Threw old tater slices away in garbage and tightly wrap it up in tape and took it out
Be careful when pulling them out to not get them crawl into your clothes and start feeling itchy and crawly.
Do not forget to close windows and doors to prevent indoor gnat migration which make he situation worse.

Mix to get potato work well
Using Potatoes will trap a ton of larval insects more and more will come with the time but still have some around here and there, however Potatoes is moist and sweet which gnats loves most, but we need to apply some tricks learnt before to keep them hanged until death, yes, I mean something sticky like glue or honey.
Or use potato method to gather nats larvae from the soil and then kill them by methods like hanging sticky fly strips to stop adult fliers, neem oil drench or topsoil Perlite sand or BTi to suffocate the eggs and kill fungus gnats inside the soil, Tobacco juice for reoccurrence.
This Way larvae cannot get out and gnat adults cannot get in, the knats population will absolutely vanished.
Learn the ways to keep gnats away

I am not sure that it will work for you too, hence I have not heard from you yet, leave your comment below.

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TreTans, 2:27 PM

How to Kill Fungus Gnat using Hydrogen peroxide insecticide


We are going to describe another natural remedy to kill soil gnats, which is mainly in larval stage and eggs.
The method is very simple in addition to some precaution to increase efficiency level.

Hydrogen peroxide is the simplest peroxide (a compound with an oxygen-oxygen bond) and finds use as a strong oxidizerbleaching agent and disinfectant. Concentrated hydrogen peroxide, or 'high-test peroxide', is a reactive oxygen species and has been used as a propellant in rocketry.
Still do not know what fungus gnat looks like?
Moreover, Hydrogen peroxide is a simple home remedy to kill nats larvae and destroy knats eggs in seconds, hydrogen peroxide has a powerful effervescence which is a results of chemical reaction with the soil components including gnats stages.

How to get rid of soil fungus gnats the right way?
Once the soil is dry, mix 1 part hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) solution with 4 parts water. Use 3% solution, which you can find in any drug store or in the hygiene/medicine aisle of a chain grocery store. You can use a stronger solution if you change the water mixture appropriately, and don't be too concerned with proportions; it would take a very high concentration of H2O2 to hurt your plants.

Water your plants as you normally would, using the hydrogen peroxide solution and taking care to get good coverage of the entire top layer of soil. Use a spray bottle if desired. The soil will fizz for a few minutes after application; this is natural. The gnat larvae die on contact with the H2O2. After a few minutes the fizzing stops and the H2O2 breaks down into oxygen molecules (which your plants don't mind) and water molecules (which your plants love).

Fungus gnat control made easy
Congratulations! You've just successfully treated your fungus gnat infestation. Monitor the gnat population for a few days with sticky cards, in order to make sure you've got them all. Make sure not to overwater, and consider sometimes adding a little hydrogen peroxide to your daily waterings--in my experience, the plants react well to this little treat. Watch your plants grow big and strong and enjoy the fruits of your labors, whether they be flowers, vegetables, literal fruits, or big sticky nugs of homegrown chronic.

Another natural methods including fungus gnat predators, traps, and bacillus, nevertheless when you can’t find bacillus thuringiensis or SM-90, you can start trying fungus nat treatment with hydrogen peroxide to kill gnat larvae and eggs in soil, just by use 1 part 3% pure hydrogen peroxide to 4 parts water - another type of brute force attack to kill larvae directly.

Is fungus knat control well using Hydrogen peroxide?
Upon entering the water of oxygen to the soil effervescence happens and separated into two parts: part water and part oxygen, oxygen into the soil is not desirable and may kill the plant inside the the planting pot, so you should avoid adding a larger than recommended quantities.
Just make sure you buy pure H2O2 with no chemical additives! Hydrogen peroxide is often sold as a topical disinfectant, and things that are good for your wounds may not be so healthy for your plants.
Water oxygen has a strong effect on the skin openings .. So beware of water oxygen bring any wound in your body.
You must add appropriate quantities into soil to kill insects with dilution by water or without water.

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TreTans, 9:12 AM

22 How to Get Rid of Fungus Gnats Fast


Fungus gnats are a common problem for soil plant growers particularly those ‎overwatering
"If there is No Wet Topsoil, Fungus Gnats Naturally Vanished!‏"
Next Three Sections about:
Fungus Knat Sources, Signs, Differentiation, and diseases; Skip if you already know that.

Where is the fungus gnat coming from? ‏
Fungus gnats infest home, office, commercial and apartment plants, as well, ‏
Fungus gnats need wet conditions to thrive
Overwatered matter has begun to decay in the topsoil‏,‏
Wet topsoil have broken down organic matter like dead leaves
Fungus gnat lays their eggs in the top layer of wet soil‎‏.‏
Spores of fungus gnat will grow once warm and wet conditions in the soil are present.‏
Plants require warm wet soil are more likely to get more damage like cannabis and these ‎perennials, shrubs and trees: astilbe, cardinal flower, sedge, rose mallow, ‎summersweet, hibiscus, European cranberrybush viburnum, leucothoe, fothergilla, ‎inkberry, sweetspire, sweet and swamp azaleas, white spruce and black gum.‏
More Gnats Sources

Symptoms and signs to identify them:‏
Learn How to detect them
What Fungus gnats are?‏
They are small, dark, short-lived flies, of the families Sciaridae,Diadocidiidae, ‎Ditomyiidae, Keroplatidae, Bolitophilidae, and Mycetophilidae (orderDiptera); they ‎are sometimes placed in the superfamily Mycetophiloidea‏.‏

What is difference between Fungus gnat and Fruit Fly‏?‏
Remember that Fruit flies are brown/yellow/orange while fungus knats are dark ‎brown or black. Fruit flies tend to be bigger/fatter and easier to see than tiny fungus ‎nats‏.‏

Adults of fungus gnats are 1/8 inch long, delicate, black flies with long legs and ‎antennae. There is a distinct “Y-shaped” pattern on the forewings. The larvae are ‎wormlike and translucent, with a black head capsule, and live in the growing medium ‎of houseplants.‏

Fungus gnat larvae usually are located in the top 2 to 3 inches of the growing ‎medium, depending on moisture level, while fruit fly exists whenever the rotten food ‎exists.‏

Most fungus gnats are merely annoying and cause relatively little damage to plants. ‎But several species of fungus gnat larvae feed on roots, causing damage to African ‎violets, cannabis, Geraniums, Carnations, Poinsettias, and other houseplants. Others ‎burrow into stems and leaves.‏
You will see adults resting on plants, soil, windows, or walls, or you might see them ‎in flight.‏
They may be quite annoying to humans as they fly into their faces, eyes, and noses.‏
Identify them well
Monitor for larvae by chunks of raw potato placed in pots with the cut sides down ‎‎(not the peels)‎‏, you can see them trapped to potatoes.

What do fungus gnats look like?‏
Remember the better the diagnosis the effective the solution
Tiny flying black bugs around your plants & crawling on your soil
Tiny white or translucent larvae with black heads in the soil ‎
Seedlings are weak for no apparent reason
Plants show wilting, yellowing, drooping, spots
Plants will growing slowly or show no growth and thus yields can be reduced

Why kill fungus gnats?
Fungus gnats can inflict extensive damage to seedlings in houseplants‏, ‏
Gnat's Larvae helping in the decomposition of organic matter:‏
The larvae feed on plant roots that have sat in drain water too long and are thus rotting ‎and may be attracted to fungus growing in saturated topsoil, ‏
Some fungus gnats are exceptionally hardy, being able to tolerate cold conditions ‎through their possession of antifreeze proteins.‏

Fungus gnat borne disease:
The gnats' infestation can seriously stunt your plant's growth by:‏
Causing discoloration in the foliage ‏
Malformed branches and limbs
The larvae play a role in the spread of plant diseases with dangerous healthy ‎effectiveness, such as: Pythium on their feet, Verticillium, Cylindrocladium, and ‎Scelerotinia‏.‏

Today's Solutions for getting rid of Fungus Gnat

Most of the fungus gnat’s life is spent as a larva and pupa in organic matter or soil, so ‎the most effective control methods target these immature stages rather than attempting ‎to directly control the mobile, short-lived adults.‏
Previous Topics, Kill Fungus Gnat
1-  Allowing the soil to dry to destroy breeding habitat which will reduce their numbers, ‎by‏:‏
  • Avoid overwatering your cannabis plants from now on
  • Don’t water your plants for a few days and between watering especially the top 1 to 2 ‎inches
  • Gets a fan blowing air over the top of the growing medium‎
2- Soil preparation, Fixation and Surface Replacement:‏
  • Eliminate natural habitat in your house and yard. Eliminate irrigation system leaks ‎and piles of decomposing organic matter. These are favorite hangouts for fungus ‎nats‏.‏
  • Prepare for Your Next Grow to prevent already-infested soil or deteriorated‏. ‏
  • May be managed by placing a layer of sterile sand or indoor mulch on top of the soil ‎around plants which is free of organic matter and dries out quickly; in other words ‎improve the drainage of the potting mix (e.g., increase the proportion of perlite or ‎sand in the mix), Some Products like Gnat Nix can be used as a top dressing to ‎significantly reduce pest populations‏. ‏
  • Minimize organic debris around buildings and crops. Avoid fertilizing with excessive ‎amounts of manure, blood meal, or similar organic materials‏.‏ Read New Soil Review
3- How to Solarize Soil‏?‏
  • Purchase and use only pasteurized container mix or potting mix. Commercial growers ‎often treat potting soil with heat or steam before using it; this will kill flies and the ‎algae and microorganisms they feed on. Home gardeners can solarize soil‏:‏
  • Moisten it‏.‏
  • Place it in a bag of transparent plastic or black plastic‏.‏
  • Make the pile no deeper than about 8 inches‏.‏
  • Place the bagged soil on a slightly elevated surface, such as a pallet in a sunny ‎location, for about 4 to 6 weeks‏.‏
4- Naturally control fungus gnat infestations in plant pots and Compost Piles
To discourage fungus gnat infestations in your potted plants, here are some ‎suggestions for prevention, exclusion and suppression methods‏:‏
  • Sprinkle food-grade diatomaceous earth over exposed parts of soil
  • Beneficial Not pathogenic nematodes (Steinernema feltiae)‏
  • ‏Fungus Gnat Predator as predatory mites (Hypoaspis miles or Hypoaspis aculeifer) ‎and predatory rove beetle (Atheta coriaria), you can release 10,000 predators per 200 ‎‎– 1,000 square feet depending on pest levels.‏
5- Yellow sticky traps for fungus gnats
Place yellow sticky cards in the grow area which covered with a glue that will trap ‎adult fungus gnats, bringing down their numbers. Keep your sticky yellow cards up ‎until Fungus Gnats are completely gone which can a few days to a few weeks, ‎Yellow sticky traps can be cut into smaller squares, attached to wooden skewers or ‎sticks and placed in pots to trap adults.‏

Home Remedies to destroy fungus gnats larvae‏:‏
  1. Drenching the soil annually in an insecticidal soap; It soaks into the dirt in a pot, ‎killing larvae without damaging your plant‏.‏
  2. Applying detergents and nicotine from tobacco brewed into a toxic tea‏.‏
  3. Use peppermint, cinnamon as a Natural Flying Insect Killer‏, ‏a combination of peppermint, cinnamon and sesame oils, is a non-toxic spray that ‎will get rid of gnats and other insects that gather around windows‏.‏
  4. Potatoes Slides Trap fungus gnats away from plant roots
    An effective means of detecting the presence of fungus gnat larvae is to insert 1/4 ‎inch slices or wedges of potato into the growing medium. Larvae will migrate to the ‎potato and start feeding within a few days. The potato slices should be turned over to ‎look for larvae present on the underside.‏
    After a few days in a pot, remove infested chunks, dispose of them, and replace with ‎fresh ones.‏
  5. Soap Vinegar Bait for trapping Adult Fungus Gnats:
  • Fungus gnats are lighter than liquid, so they’re able to walk across the surface without ‎sinking. Dish soap breaks the surface tension of the liquid, causing them to drown in ‎the vinegar in the trap‏.‏
  • Drop a small bit of ripe fruit such as banana or cantaloupe into the vinegar. Make sure ‎the bait is large enough to protrude above the surface of the liquid. It will attract adult ‎gnats faster than vinegar alone‏.‏
  • Soak plant containers in 1 part bleach and 9 parts water for 10 minutes to disinfect. ‎Wash with hot soapy water and rinse thoroughly‏.‏
Insecticides Gnaticides Vs Natural Remedies, which work well‏?‏
The most effective treatments are those that are persistent; killing adults for up to ‎three days. A number of pyrethroid-based insecticides, with extended persistence, are ‎available for use on houseplants including those containing the following active ‎ingredients: bifenthrin, cyfluthrin, permethrin, and lambdacyhalothrin. Short-‎persisting contact insecticides such as those containing pyrethrins, soaps, oils, and ‎neem, do not provide sufficient long-term control of fungus gnat adults and require ‎repeat applications at short intervals (couple of days) to exhibit effects‏.‏
When using these products on houseplants or interiorscape containers, if possible ‎move plants outdoors for treatment as a precaution, and wait about a day after ‎applying the chemical before bringing them back inside‏.‏

Getting Rid of Fungus Gnats in BathroomAlso Drain Gnats lay eggs in sinks and around, they tend to hatch and buzzing around ‎your food and hit your face, Pouring Vegetable Oil, neem oil, petroleum oil are good ‎remedies to get rid of drain gnats and ‎fungus gnats around sinks and inside pipes.‎
More about that: Kill Kitchen and Bathroom Gnats

Best Fungus gnats natural control
Many of us ask for the best ways to naturally kill fungus gnat larvae maggots in The ‎Soil
  • ‏SM-90 - Use 1 part SM-90 to 5 parts water and water your plants with this mix - ‎brute force attack to kill larvae directly
  • Use Mosquito Bits applying the biological larvicide “BT” or “BTi” Bacillus ‎thuringiensis to kill gnat larvae; subspecies israelensis is best, sprinkling on soil by ‎Powder and dry formulations of BTi
  • Can’t find bacillus thuringiensis or SM-90? Start trying hydrogen peroxide to kill ‎fungus gnats by use 1 part 3% pure hydrogen peroxide to 4 parts water - another type ‎of brute force attack to kill larvae directly‎‏.‏
Nothing are going to work unless stopping overwatering your plants
Do Not use Alcoholic wine or Chlorine water to kill soil larvae, or your houseplants ‎will be destroyed‏.‏
Nothing is 100% effective; just mix them to make a powerful tool to kill fungus nats‏.‏
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TreTans, 9:58 AM

5 Effective Home Remedies for Gnats in the House and fruit flies inside


Only effective homemade remedies no bullshit
The idea is to use low cost home remedies and tools found in every kitchen to kill ‎gnats safely fast.‎
Who need natural homemade remedies to kill flies and nats inside house?‎
If you do not want to hurt yourself and your children the harmful chemicals ‎
Kill gnats without poisoning your house
If your home budget poor and can not buy more gadgets
Feared of killing beautiful ornamental potting plants inside house
You have the time and patience to build a powerful homemade trap yourself at your ‎home to get rid of the flying insects final.‎

Strategy aims on three pillars:‎
Identify the areas where gnats is breeding and the type of gnats.
Replace heavy infested areas with newer ones with continuous cleaning and drying
Prepare and Setup insect traps in each room and kitchen as well as the pots of ‎household plants

Changing the old infested regions with knats is appropriate step to ensure home traps ‎will be working as magic.‎
Replace the mattresses and wet cloth
Close water leakage places well
Replace the garbage bags after good emptied
Keeping fruit in an area that gnats cannot get to will also deter them from coming ‎around; ‎
Removing food sources such as over ripe fruit to rotting potatoes and onions will ‎deter the gnats from hanging around that area.‎
Close doors and windows when applying traps so as not to enter more flying insect's ‎infection into the house from outdoors.‎

Re-pot your plants Using new soil for potted plants inside house such as ‎
‎- Miracle Grow Organic
‎- A local, Austin based organic potting soil that came highly recommended
‎- Fox Farm Ocean Forest‎
Fungus gnats come from wet soil of the potted plants

Flavored Vinegar recipes to kill all gnats inside house

Vinegar smell is good for gnat's nose, so that we can use vinegar to attract them and ‎kill them all without side effects on plants or harassing kid's skin. ‎
Apple cider vinegar is made up of active substances to get rid of flying gnats safely.‎

Vinegar Spray
The smell of vinegar scents gravitate flying insects while repel other crawling insects ‎such as ants.‎
Place the bottle filling 50% of the vinegar and 50% water‎
Sprayed on surfaces several times a day
Thus is the simple way getting rid of them completely

Vinegar Trap
Making Vinegar trap is as easy as ABC
Place a cup of diluted vinegar in a jar bottle or used cola can with plastic ‎wrap covering the closure; let the vinegar attracted gnats into ‎the jar by creating several small holes in the plastic wrap, gnats enter ‎he vinegar trap with no way to return.‎

Vinegar Soap trap
Put a small amount of vinegar diluted with a mixture of soap solution in a dish
In the center of the dish, place a candle or any light source
Mark all the lights are dimmed or closed throughout the night
Flying insects gravitate to the light source
Insects smell the vinegar and fall in the dish
Soap plunges insect that falls so that they can not do it again after they wake up

You can mix Vinegar with any other scents such as pepper, mint, rosemary, or mixing ‎with backing soda to maximize the job of vinegar.‎
As the jars fill up with dead gnats, you may need to dump the contents, wash, and ‎refill.‎

Honey glue Sticky Trap
We use an adhesive material such as glue or gum, gnat insect will stick to it until the ‎death
We use a yellow card because the insects are attracted to certain colors such as yellow
Can use honey or liquid food residues to cover the card from both faces
Fix the sticky cards whenever gnats are coming from or appear such as kitchen, ‎bathroom, plant pots, sleeping rooms, etc
Replace the cards once they are filled with dead insects.‎

Alcohol Spray
Alcohols have corrosive effect on plants so that they cannot be applied on ‎houseplants, however it can be with high cost.‎

Killing drain gnats with viscous oils
Vegetable Oil, neem oil, petroleum oil are good remedies to get rid of drain gnats and ‎fungus gnats around sinks and inside pipes.‎
Drain the sink well before apply ‎
Pour enough amount of oil into the drain, to ensure that he oil infiltrated into the ‎pipes, do not forget to apply oil to edges to close any possible escape way ‎
Apply during night or when you are out is the best tactic
Next day, let the water tap open to leaking oil away.‎
Repeat for more two days to get rid of all gnat eggs infested in the pipes and around ‎edges. ‎

The magic tactic for getting rid of house gnats:‎
Try the apple cider vinegar before going to work or during night and it will work ‎to kill all flying adult gnats. Do the vegetable oil in one drain and the ammonia in ‎the restrooms; it will kill all eggs and larvae too. Clean with bleach 3-4 times ‎instead of twice a week to repel them away.‎

Important notes:‎
Use home material to kill gnats safely in several ways
You can mix all kitchen remedies o make a powerful natural gnat trap.‎
Use both static traps and sprayers to maximize the effect to get rid of all gnats ‎population. ‎
Repeat and reapply to kill all stages and eggs of gnats.‎
Keep following for more effective solutions, traps, and recommended products.

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TreTans, 1:11 PM

How To Get Rid of Fungus Gnats Larvae in Houseplants using Nematodes


I am trying to state the best tactics used by real customers to get rid ‎of fungus gnats effectively Control them within 2 days by using ‎beneficial nematode.‎

Nema-Globe as a natural Fungus gnat killer indoorFungus gnat control nematodes are microscopic predators squirming around which seek out larval stages ‎of various fly and other dipteral insects which develop in the soil.‎
The beneficial nematodes live in the soil and attack any harmful egg ‎or larvae, preventing future problems.‎
It's easy to administer in two to three weeks.‎

Scientific intro first is appropriate, if you know that part already, just ‎skip these paragraphs.‎

  • Fungus gnats

They are families Mycetophilidae and Sciaridae which are a common pest of ‎plants grown indoors.‎
When Fungus gnats are grown?‎
Where the humidity and moisture are high, the gnats infestation become severe.‎
They have annual tradition in your house every January during ‎Christmas. ‎
How to know your patio, yard, or pots have gnat infestation?‎
Larval stage is the harmless adults which are seen flying around house plants or ‎gathered at a nearby window. While larvae is non-biting adult gnats they will be ‎able to fly and buzzing around, feeding in the soil, that can damage tender plant ‎roots.‎

  • How to identify Adult and larvae?‎

Adults are delicate, grayish black, mosquito-like flies (1/8 inch long) with long legs ‎and one pair of clear wings, however they are weak fliers ‎
They are emerging from potted plants when watering. ‎
Larvae are most damaging to seedlings, cuttings and young plants
Larvae or maggots (1/4 inch) have a shiny black head and an elongated, whitish ‎to transparent body. ‎
They are most abundant in damp, rich soils and feed on root hairs, fungi and ‎other organic materials.‎
The Fungus Gnat Predator (Hypoaspis aculeifer)‎
It is a tiny, but effective killer of fungus gnat and other harmful larvae found in ‎soil. But you cannot replace the enemy.‎


How to use nematodes the right way they are working great?‎

  1. After delivered and immediately put in the refrigerator as they need ‎to be kept cool to keep them alive. ‎
  2. You can See them squirming around in the dirt through the glass on ‎the open terrarium-like container. ‎
  3. Be sure to refrigerate immediately on arrival.‎
  4. Using dechlorinated water which simply chlorine free water, do not use tap water, 64 oz ‎bottles of distiller water will do the job. ‎
  5. Add nema-globe contents to a spray bottle. Or simply mix your ‎nematodes into a watering can and drench the soil of all indoor ‎plants. ‎
  6. Immediately apply nematode solution after preparation ‎
  7. Each day after you watered the plants, spray the plant and soil with ‎the water/nematode mixture. Spray all your house plants. ‎

  • Reapplication is the key to best fungus gnat killing:‎

While each gnat can lay up to 200 eggs, all gnat killing techniques is aimed in "repeat, ‎reapply", don't hesitate, the techniques really work to eliminate fungus gnats, and ‎absolutely nats will go away by the time.‎
You may see a slight decrease in the gnats population during the first two weeks but ‎you will see NO nats in the house for several weeks or so after reapplication.‎

  1. ‎Do not apply to dry media ‎‏
  2. Apply twice to absolutely kill all flying bugs, once immediately post ‎receiving and one week later apply the second.‎
  3. Recommended reapplication by the manufacturer is within 7-10 days ‎after the first time for a complete natural way to kill fungus gnats
  4. Application preferred for low pressure – every 2 weeks, at medium pressure – weekly, ‎at high pressure – every 5 days.‎
  5. Reapply after heavily watering for 2 days later until the tiny ‎predators work and engulf gnats families.‎
  6. Continue to spray with nema-globe mixture every few days as a ‎defensive technique.‎
  7. Bigger fungus gnat's infestation needs more nematode packages to massively remove ‎all eggs, larvae, and adult insects.‎
  8. Also use more applications for severe infestation by gnats and other insects like ‎fleas.‎
  9. Larger trees such as lemon tree really need for more nematodes.‎

Nema-Globe Fungus Gnat Pest Control problems solved

  • The package arrives without any cooling packs, so that you are ‎advised to use expedited shipping.‎
  • Some pots are recovered from gnat eggs and larvae while other pots ‎stills have gnats:‎ 
Suggestions include: ‎
  1. You have big gnat population; hence the reapplication is the best ‎solution.‎ 
  2. You potted plants in hard soil, then remix the soil or buy another ‎one.‎
  3. The nema-globe content in the sprayer is low, add more.   ‎
  • Fungus gnats bounced back worse than before after two weeks: 
Dead nematode or less active nematode problems are possibly caused by:
  1. The patch arrived warm and has a fishy smell, thus it may be work ‎after being refrigerated or the nematodes lost and will not working.‎
  2. You might not refrigerated the package after arrival, nematode ‎rotten and become a hot meal for gnats in the soil.‎
  3. The soil has another predator which finds nematodes a delicious ‎meal.‎
You did not respray after watering
Applied just before or after a significant watering
  • Excessive watering problems: A little water is a great factor to rinse nematodes from the foliage ‎and media surface, while nematodes stay active in the potting media in general 10-14 ‎days, too much watering may wash the nematodes away.‎

Do Nematodes harm my houseplants?‎
Using nematodes with vegetable plants can cause damage to roots, however this ‎is safe because:

  • We use some species which are beneficial called "Steinernema ‎feltiae" and they are have NO mouth parts; it does not feed, while Plant-parasitic ‎nematodes have a “stylet” mouthpart designed to penetrate plant tissues.‎
  • Beneficial Nematodes are natural enemies of soil-dwelling insect larvae ‎
  • Obligate insect parasites (must attack an insect host to survive) ‎
  • Only the 3rd stage juvenile is free-living (also called the “IJ” or “dauer larva”).‎
  • They are effective on fungus gnat larvae and other larval stage of diptera developing ‎in the soil.‎
  • Completely safe to humans
  • EPA exempt from registration ‎
  • Nematodes can be used in with many materials, including fertilizers and fungicides ‎and can be mixed with Adept (diflubenzuron), Distance (pyroproxifen), Gnatrol (Bti), ‎Acephate, and pyrethroids.‎
  • Easy to apply

Remember that:
Nema-Globe is ideal preventative treatment for tropical plants which are brought indoors after the outdoor gardening ‎season is over
The package can be used within two seasons, use the half of ‎contents in January while the other half kept in the refrigerator to ‎apply in fall or simply resell as used fungus gnat killer.‎

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