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Tips For Getting Rid Of Gnats

Fungus gnats are small dark flies (about 1/8″ in size) that look similar to mosquitoes and are often confused with fruit flies [1]. They thrive in humid environments and breed in the damp soil of houseplants.

Sticky TrapThe larvae is what causes damage by eating the roots, root hairs and stems. The symptoms of an infestation can be stunted plant growth, wilting, yellowing leaves and rotting roots.

The adults feed on fungi at the top of the soil (where they lay their eggs) while the larva feasts on the roots.

Here is a collection of remedies to get them out of your house along with some tips for trying to control them: