Fungus gnats in my soil....

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    Go go n chill

    Go go n chill Well-Known Member

    I love it when a plan comes together. I noticed this morning those little shits,fungus gnats we're jumping around on the soil of one of my girls. Ran around town with my head cut off trying to find something good. The local Hydro store turned me onto Gnatrol!
     

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    SchmoeJoe

    SchmoeJoe Well-Known Member

    Gnatrol was the first thing I've ever tried for fungus gnats. I use the yellow sticky traps of I have more than the occasional one visible flying around but other than that I've never had to use anything but Gnatrol.
     
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    Splaap

    Splaap Well-Known Member

    Think I'll give the Gnatrol a try. I am able to keep them
    in check somewhat with bottom watering and a top layer
    of dry peat but I need a more effective control.
    The scorpions keep most of my insect problems to a minimum
    but I think might have to do some cross-breeding if I am going
    to get the little bastards to fly.
     
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    Go go n chill

    Go go n chill Well-Known Member

    Last night I poured 1/2 teaspoon in a gal of water.... Poured that on the soil of 2 of 4 Plants. Got up at 4:30am and had 1 gnat left. I saw at least 10 yesterday. I didn't think the Gnatrol killed adults..... But anyway I feel confident that it's working. I sprayed the top soil this morning of all the girls and laid out a couple sticky spikes. Also I noticed NO difference in my plants this morning.....no ill effect or is it affect.
     
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    Go go n chill

    Go go n chill Well-Known Member

    Straight from Jorge's big book
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    SchmoeJoe

    SchmoeJoe Well-Known Member

    Affect=acted upon
    Effect=the result of a specific action/affect

    Gnatrol is another b.t. product so it's a natural bacteria that is an effective pesticide for larvae. I use Gnatrol for fungus gnat larvae (and yellow sticky traps) and Thuricide for caterpillars.
     
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    Go go n chill

    Go go n chill Well-Known Member

    Yes effect , lol
     
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    Tyleb173rd

    Tyleb173rd Well-Known Member

    Can The microbelift be used in my worm bin? I’m 99% certain that’s where the gnats came from.
     
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    hillbill

    hillbill Well-Known Member

    Gnats can and do come into your Grow from any compost or peat or castings and are in the great outdoors everywhere. I also have a small bog garden with wetland plants sedges and horsetail and such and they love that place. Fern crowns seem to be a favorite habitat also. I was told no harm would come to the worms with MicrobeLift.
     
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    Sunbiz1

    Sunbiz1 Well-Known Member

    Shallow pans of water containing a few drops of dish soap go a long way in the elimination of gnats, and aphids.
    Place them near your ladies, it's free.
    They are attracted to the smell, and then drown.
    If they get real bad, out comes the shop vac.
     
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    Splaap

    Splaap Well-Known Member

    Everything comes out once a week or so floors, walls
    drip trays can be disinfected after a thorough
    vacuuming. Traps help as does a wetting agent or
    detergent. All the little things add up. Best to live with a
    few than to get too aggressive. Glue em, drown em and
    generally humiliate them though.
     
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    AnimalMother1974

    AnimalMother1974 Active Member

    spray a mix of concentrated ginger root water and neem oil all over the surface of the soil
     
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    Tyleb173rd

    Tyleb173rd Well-Known Member

    Microbelift destroyed my gnats. I used 4 drops per gallon from a dropper bottle.
     
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    hillbill

    hillbill Well-Known Member

    I've been using Gnatrol on everything from seedlings on as well as story mixes with no issues or any effect at all on plants except more roots at transplant which could be related.

    What happened to your plants?
     
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    Tyleb173rd

    Tyleb173rd Well-Known Member

    The plants have been incredibly healthy. I just started a new worm tray and used it in there too. The worms haven’t slowed down at all.
     
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    kingzt

    kingzt Well-Known Member

    Will Gognats hurt the beneficials when watered in? I think it's just cedar oil if I'm not mistaking.
     

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