Re: Fungus gnats

From: T. Williams (
Date: Sun Mar 14 1999 - 19:48:12 PST

Date: Mon, 15 Mar 1999 12:48:12 +0900
From: "T. Williams" <>
Message-Id: <aabcdefg786$foo@default>
Subject: Re: Fungus gnats

Regarding extermination of fungus gnats, it's not necessary to resort to
chemical warfare. The adults flying around in the greenhouse /
terrarium are best killed with domestic fly-spray, but the larvae and
eggs can be controlled by drowning. Just immerse the entire pot in a
bucket of water overnight. Repeat the process a week later and this is
usually quite effective. It works for houseplants too. Letting the
medium dry out more between waterings will probably help some.

Tim Williams.

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