Posted 2w ago by @SmartPurei

Is this a fungus gnat?
It’s been really cool and humid in our home the last couple of weeks (windows open 24/7 in an attempt to keep AC off). And these fellas have been buzzing around my plants (whose soil has been remaining super moist to the point I’ve been skipping watering a like mad). What can I use to get rid of these guys? I’ll comment below to show what I bought, just not 100% sure how/if I should use it.
This is what I bought in hopes I can use it on my plants
Hey Katie! Sadly, fungus gnats can be a real pain, you can get sticky traps to combat the gnats flying around. However, I’d recommend mixing one part peroxide with four parts water, and pour it through the soil at the root zone until it begins to come out of the base of the pot. The peroxide kills fungus gnat larvae on contact. I’ve never tried the Garden Safe Spray, so hopefully someone can confirm if it’ll work for ya! :)
Yes, those are gnats. I use these products to get rid of them, along with home remedies 😊🌿

Home Remedy:

•Mix 1 cup (240 mL) of water
•1 tablespoon (15 mL) of white vinegar
•1/4 teaspoon (1.2 mL) of dish soap in a clean spray bottle.

Whenever you see gnats flying around, spray them with the mixture. This is a great non-toxic way to deal with gnats.

❗️If you use these products or any Neem oil based products, do not expose to direct light. Your plant will scorch.
looks like a gross little gnat to me indeed. i second the hydrogen peroxide, and i find that leaving a small dish of apple cider vinegar and dish soap mixed does a great job of attracting and killing the annoying flying adults if you don’t want sticky traps around.
They don’t get rid of them but I started putting these sticky traps in my pots to control the spread. You can see a little bugger stuck on the side of the right wing lol normally they go in the soil but I didn’t want it to get stuck on the leaves
And I like the black@sticky traps because they are less noticeable in the pot and you can’t see all the bugs on it unless you look close
Hi Katie:
I'll toss in my 2 cents. Yup, it's a gnat and definitely do the 1 peroxide/ 4 water to deal with the larvae. The adult gnats are troublesome but the larvae will munch on the plants roots. They are particularly harmful to seedlings and young plants.
I also use the "garden safe" insecticide on all my plants.

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