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My mint plant has tiny pests/ insects like fruit flies it's breeding! How to keep these away?
little cup filled 1/4th the way up with apple cider vinegar, stick near plant and they should fall in and drown
Is the soil very wet on top? Fruit fly like bugs usually are fungus gnats. You can let the soil dry out if thats the case, cinnamon dusting the soil can help but I have gone as far as diluting hydrogen peroxide and water to kill the eggs in the soil!
Mix 1/2 teaspoon of dishwashing liquid with 1 cup of lukewarm water. Put the liquid in a spray bottle and wet the fruit flies on the plants with it. Use a soft cloth to wipe the flies off the plants.
Or could they be gnats?
Vinegar mixture: Fill a shallow saucer with 2-3 drops of liquid dish soap and a cup of white vinegar. Place the bowl near your plant — the gnats will be attracted to the solution and fall into the trap. Keep repeating the process until all the gnats are gone.
Rub alcohol on it! Hope this helps!
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