Just a yoga junkie who talks to her plants.
May 15th, 1995
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BUGS ON MY PLANTS
Anyone have a good natural remedy for bugs? I have so many plants in my room and these little flies have just started becoming an issue. Help!
Jun 15, 2019
Gnats like wet soil. If I let mind dry out a bit I don't have too many problems. I have heard of the mosquito bits. I also learned this trick that the gnats don't like. I have a Birds Nest fern that I am struggling with since I got it in the mail during winter. ( My dumb idea) I don't keep the soil wet, I keep a dish of water near it. The soil in the pot.. I turn it over and mess it up frequently. In a circle around the plant, I run my finger through it as gnats like to lay eggs down inside about an inch or so. I think it ruins their plans. I haven't had too much trouble lately but I have figured out that the more moist the soil, the more chance of gnats. I think the mosquito bits are a great idea. I have used them in water fountains and bird baths. Don't water so often if you can help it. Good luck. It's frustrating.
Jun 18, 2019
The little flies are most likely fungus gnats. You can take care of them by adding mosquito bits to the soil. Summer Rayne Oakes just did a whole video about them on YouTube. She lists several different ways of dealing with them at different stages of their life cycle.
Jun 17, 2019
I use a neem oil spray - distilled water, a couple drops of dish soap, and several drops of neem oil. I spray affected plants at night - the top soil and underside of the leaves. I do think weekly and usually see a big change after 2 weeks.
I also make sure to aerate soil so it can dry out and fungus gnats dont have wet soil to plant more eggs.
I have 2 plants that are particularly susceptible. I just ordered mosquito bits on amazon. Hopefully it works!
Jun 16, 2019
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