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Bugs flying around my plants?

kaylablazeit

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So I usually sit with my plants for about an hour a day, making sure they're still tied down right and that there is nothing disrupting them and stuff and I usually take my time during then to mist my clones and adjust the ph and stufff, So I was sitting there today and notice a few bugs flying around my plants, Its hard to explain what they look like... miniature flies with long legs? Idk, but I know they can't be good and must be gotten rid of... SO HOW DO I DO IT?
 

CO Finest

Plant of the Month: May 2014 - Member of the Month: July 2014
Hang some sticky fly tape and some yellow gnat traps to start with. Also try to not keep no sitting water or wet soil.
 

2BLgL

New Member
from your journal i noticed your growing in soil. If that is your last pot a layer of clean sand will help keep root gnats at bay and will not harm the plants at all.
 

2BLgL

New Member
I use a sand I get from the pet store that is used for reptiles for my house plants after bringing one home from the grocery store infested, I grow my med's in DWC. Dont forget to hang a sticky fly strip to catch the adults also.
 

kaylablazeit

New Member
Im gunna buy some sand later, but I removed all open containers of water lastnight and today when I came home from school., there were no signs of any gnats. Im gunna try to get sand asap just in case there are any living in the soil, But thanks everyone for your suggestions!

And will pieces of duct tape hung in my closet and room work just like the fly tape or whatever? Just wondering!
 

2BLgL

New Member
not sure about duct tape, think the fly strips have a bate sent on them also and are stickier.
 

kraw420

New Member
Until you purchase the sand, water/feed only when the lights come on first thing, therefore by the end of the day when the lights go out the top portion of your soil will be dry. Fungus Gnats crave and thrive in wet and damp mediums and locations.
 
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