Drosophila melanogaster attacking my plants!

Discussion in 'Marijuana Plant Problems' started by HashSmoke420, Jun 16, 2013.

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    HashSmoke420

    HashSmoke420 Member

    Drosophila Melanogaster also known as fruit flies are all over my plants! They are still vegging though and no hard on the plants but this will be a super issue for flowering! I read some network articles saying to clean my soil from rotting leaves and such, but that'll be a task with not great suit for me. Is there an easier way to tap those little bitches and destroy them once and for all? I'd love if I know a medicament to spray them with or just add sort of medicament to my water ... Something to god damn KILL THEM ALL! I got my plants infected with these from the plant of a friend ... He wanted his plant under my roof for a week so his parents will not notice the plant ... Now his plant is fine, but mines are fucking full of fruit flies ...

    EDIT: Oh my gosh it is Fungus Gnats not fruit flies ... My bad!

    EDIT 2: As I continue reading, Ground Cinnamon is quite a nice way to get rid of Fungus Gnats, I also saw that sterile sand about an inch on the surface of the soil will kill them all at once! Anyone have experience with these two?

    Edit 3: I think the best solution could be Chamomile tea, I am not familiar with biologic and chemicals but I reckon that Chamomile tea is the most natural and non-harmful way to get rid of those little Fungus Gnats!
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    tusseltussel

    tusseltussel Well-Known Member

    Let the soil dry out they should move on
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    HashSmoke420

    HashSmoke420 Member

    Already tried, they won't go away and my girls started drying out as well ... :/ The leaves started to tilt down and they looked dry.
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    tusseltussel

    tusseltussel Well-Known Member

    hmmm that always worked for me I don't know some people talk about mosquito dunks but I wouldn't to that. if it is not an organic soil I might add some h2o2 to my next watering that should dissolve those little bitches on contact. usually if I let mine dry out significantly between watering I don't see a problem thy move on out so I can't help you on this one
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    Csufan97

    Csufan97 Active Member

    Nematodes work well for gnats and I also hear the don't like rosemary oil.

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