Fungus Gnats

thylacinelives

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Hi. I put a small bowls of apple cider vinegar around the tent, then sprinkled diatomaceous earth over the soil and plants. (not the ones on flower) worked a treat.
 

thylacinelives

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Chuck some spuds in there mate, that's a good one if it works.
I've heard that is nasty when you look under the spud in few days. Never wanted to try that. I can get a little squeamish to think those things are wiggling everywhere. Was bad enough when I saw a spider mite.
 

itchybro

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def consider blumats but otherwise

worm castings , worm castings , worm castings
pull back ya mulch layer & top dress , definitely replace your mulch layer back over the castings , best to start with a top dress b4 you have a large infestation , if top dressing a large infestation of gnats don't expect total control , they will def help & will prob help allot just don't expect total eradication of a large infestation instantly


https://soilkings.com/everything-you-need-to-know-about-worm-castings/

Worm castings are considered by many experts to be nature’s optimal plant food. Worm castings are known by a variety of names, such as vermicast, but the reality is worm castings are worm poo. The worms are supplied with a constant meal of mostly high-quality leaf and yard scraps and waste, and they turn it into the perfect soil enricher. Vermicast improves soil aeration and drainage, increases water retention, provides easy-to-use nutrients for your plants, can be used universally without burning plants. It even has a protective effect against pests such as aphids and spider mites.

When Should You Use Worm Castings?

When it comes to worm castings, just a little bit of worm poop goes a long ways. It’s especially useful when starting seeds indoors or out, as the protective effects of the worm castings will help prevent diseases and keep fungus gnats under control. Worm castings are appropriate in just about every situation. They can be used for indoor potted plants, and they’re perfect for outdoor gardens and flower beds. Outdoors, they’re particularly effective as they’ll attract local worms who will produce even more worm manure. Feed your garden with high quality yard waste and compost scraps to keep the living worms happy and well fed.
 

smileysmoke

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the effect of pest control is found from the active and increased numbers of chitanese
Chitin
is a compound that makes up the main component of the exoskeleton of insects.

Chitosan is a compound that is created from the breakdown of chitin.

Chitinase is the naturally occurring enzyme that breaks chitin down into chitosan.


if you use worm castings, make a worm tea and then spray it on plants as a foliar drench. you will smash spider mites etc. or at least keep their numbers down
 

afghan bob

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def consider blumats but otherwise

worm castings , worm castings , worm castings
pull back ya mulch layer & top dress , definitely replace your mulch layer back over the castings , best to start with a top dress b4 you have a large infestation , if top dressing a large infestation of gnats don't expect total control , they will def help & will prob help allot just don't expect total eradication of a large infestation instantly


https://soilkings.com/everything-you-need-to-know-about-worm-castings/

Worm castings are considered by many experts to be nature’s optimal plant food. Worm castings are known by a variety of names, such as vermicast, but the reality is worm castings are worm poo. The worms are supplied with a constant meal of mostly high-quality leaf and yard scraps and waste, and they turn it into the perfect soil enricher. Vermicast improves soil aeration and drainage, increases water retention, provides easy-to-use nutrients for your plants, can be used universally without burning plants. It even has a protective effect against pests such as aphids and spider mites.

When Should You Use Worm Castings?

When it comes to worm castings, just a little bit of worm poop goes a long ways. It’s especially useful when starting seeds indoors or out, as the protective effects of the worm castings will help prevent diseases and keep fungus gnats under control. Worm castings are appropriate in just about every situation. They can be used for indoor potted plants, and they’re perfect for outdoor gardens and flower beds. Outdoors, they’re particularly effective as they’ll attract local worms who will produce even more worm manure. Feed your garden with high quality yard waste and compost scraps to keep the living worms happy and well fed.
U don't work 4 worm cast company by any chance Itchy?
No they really are good stuff
 

afghan bob

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Mulch removed and gnat barrier placed on top.

will chuck some bowls of apple cider vinegar in today too as I’m away for a few days. See what it looks like when I get back..
Forgot 2 mention Bill, only apple cider that seems 2 work is that organic one with old grannie on cover, forgot proper name, but tried a few diff ones and they don't seem 2 work
Are u familiar with one i'm talking about
Soz mate shoulda thought of it up front
 

Billygoat

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got home tonight.

quite a few flying cnuntgnats, but not quite as bad as before.

appreciate the advice.

Itchy, too lat for worm castings, these are plague proportions.

didnt see the spud suggestion until i had already left, left a container of apple cider vinegar in there, caught maybe 50 of the the fuckers, out of 6 million.

still doesnt seem to have affected the plants too badly, what is it that gnats are supposed to do to fuck ya plants?
 

afghan bob

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Not the parents mate but the baby maggots that do all the munchin on ure roots
Oldies just cruise around and only damage they do is lay quadrillions of baby fukers
U gotta put in a drench 2 kill rugrats cause they do all munching
 

Billygoat

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Not the parents mate but the baby maggots that do all the munchin on ure roots
Oldies just cruise around and only damage they do is lay quadrillions of baby fukers
U gotta put in a drench 2 kill rugrats cause they do all munching

I shall give them another neem drench this weekend, last watering was Tuesday.

Pretty sure I do not overwater, I am the laziest gardner out, if anything they are underwatered. lol
 

afghan bob

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U'll be right Billy, they can be a real pain but if u rely on the good forces of the omni-goat, and keep throwing diff ways of control, the little ferks will pack up and move 2 porkys
 

frankreynolds

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In plague proportions you need to hit it on the head with something strong if you want to get rid of em imo. Can look at a spinosad drench, it is derived from a naturally occuring bacteria but isn't considered organic as far as I know but in organic media it's systemic capabilities are greatly reduced as a root drench. That would knock the larvae down and jsut keep using yellow sticky traps for the adults.

Not sure if it was mentioned as well but predatory insects,


something like that.
 

Sugar

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A great guide on fungus gnat control and rated various products you might find helpful:

 
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