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Controlling Fungus Gnats

Fungus gnats or soil gnats what every you may call them they are one of the most common pests for those starting seeds indoors.

Fungus gnats are small, winged insects that infest soil, potting mix, or plants grown in pots.

Adult fungus gnats don't harm full size plants or people, but they can be annoying.

The adult female can lay up to 200 eggs in her short lifetime and can create a more severe problem.

The adult female lays the eggs in the soil close to soil surface during the single week she’s alive. The eggs hatch and the larvae burrow down into the soil.

Larvae are whitish to clear with black heads and, with a length of less than ¼ inch, very difficult to see. When abundant, they may leave shiny trails on the soil surface