DIY Fungus Gnat Trap To Keep Pests Off Houseplants

Two yellow sticky traps in a potted plant are covered in tiny bugs

If you have an infestation of tiny bugs buzzing around your home, they may be fungus gnats. Harmless to humans but none the less annoying, you’ll no doubt want to get rid of fungus gnats. There are several methods of fungus gnat control, some more successful than others. Read on to learn about trapping fungus gnats in the home. What is a Fungus Gnat? Fungus gnats may be confused with fruit flies. The difference between the two is evident upon close inspection. Fruit flies have bodies that are perfect miniatures of the house fly, while fungus gnats have long legs dangling from an elongated body, much like a mosquito. If you are still unsure what type of gnat you have, place potato slices on the surface of the soil of a potted plant. If fungus gnats are present the larvae will come to the surface to feed on the potato. […]

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