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Re: Fungus gnats

  • To: Multiple recipients of list AROID-L <aroid-l@mobot.org>
  • Subject: Re: Fungus gnats
  • From: Denis <denis@skg.com>
  • Date: Mon, 3 Apr 2000 17:02:06 -0500 (CDT)

Fungus gnats are common in places that stay too moist and damp and have lots of
decaying vegetable matter to feed their larvae. Your first course of action
should be to remove the conditions that are allowing the critters to breed and
thrive, improve santitation under benches etc. If this doesn't help then go to
the heavy duty insecticides, Dursban etc.

Paul Kruse wrote:

> Fungus gnats not only feed on fungus, but the larvae may also feed on plant
> roots or even enter plant stems.
> The following chemicals have been used to control these pests.  Be aware
> that some chemicals might not be safe for certain plants.
> Approved for greenhouse and interiorscape use:  chlorpyrifos (Duraguard),
> diazonon, and  resmethrin.
> Paul Kruse







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