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Fungus gnats in my soil....

Discussion in 'Organics' started by Thai_Lights, Nov 26, 2017.

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    Lightgreen2k

    Lightgreen2k Well-Known Member

    That yellow card was full to the brim and I got rid of it two days ago and replaced it with these in place
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    Your leaves will stay green and it is all natural. Simmer..
     
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    Lightgreen2k

    Lightgreen2k Well-Known Member

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    These will go after larva. I have an order on the way with nems on the way..

    Note I sprayed down my area three days in a row with that pepper spray and I have not seen a lot of them or landing on the traps. Pepper spraY is the truth...
     
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    Thai_Lights

    Thai_Lights Well-Known Member

    Good info guys appreciate it.
     
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    Fastslappy

    Fastslappy Well-Known Member

    Those Pred soil mites , like Rove beetles will control the flies but will not stop a infestation ,nematodes will stop the life cycle of a bad infestation ,
    Soil Pred mites ,rove beetles keep the fungus flies from getting a foothold on your pots IF U start with them when u 1st up pot in new soil
     
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    Lightgreen2k

    Lightgreen2k Well-Known Member

    Im not sure where you get your predator mites from or which brand but kopperts cucumeries mince through broadmites and Gnats. As I said I have neems on the way and also scmitus also clean the soil. Depending where you live only certain predators are available.

    Scmitus will stop the infestation as they live in the soil and only feed on larva and early stages of the gnat.
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    Lightgreen2k

    Lightgreen2k Well-Known Member

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    Get quality sticky traps.
    I have all these products and they are working. This also goes into your daily ipm methods. I don't spray my plants with all natural oragnic material as shown a page prior.
     
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    Bubba's girl

    Bubba's girl Well-Known Member

    Mosquito dunks (BT) are not working for me either.
     
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    Canadain Closet Gardener

    Canadain Closet Gardener Well-Known Member

    How long do you let the dunks sit in your water before watering?
    I've been letting it sit for 48 hours before doing a soil drench.
    Cheers
    CCG
     
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    Bubba's girl

    Bubba's girl Well-Known Member

    2-3 days.
     
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    hillbill

    hillbill Well-Known Member

    Dunks seem to have not been working as well as a few months ago. I've used them with effect for years. Watering Neem 5hrough seems quite effective if this grower does it every 2 weeks or so. Plants really seem to enjoy it. 1000 Fungus Gnats don't make me sweat like 1 Spider Mite.
     
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    ANC

    ANC Well-Known Member

    Does Beauveria bassiana work for gnats or is it just mites and whitefly?
     
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    Tom Tucker 313

    Tom Tucker 313 Active Member

    Hit em with some BT. Mosquito dunks dissolved in a 5 gal bucket applied several ties over a span of 15 days
     
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    Tom Tucker 313

    Tom Tucker 313 Active Member

    Trichoderma T22 is the best. Bioworks sells it
     
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    Canadain Closet Gardener

    Canadain Closet Gardener Well-Known Member

    I don't know if this makes a difference but I grind the dunks up into powder then add to my water.
    Cheers
    CCG
     
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    Thai_Lights

    Thai_Lights Well-Known Member

    Where are you ordering your dunks
     
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    Canadain Closet Gardener

    Canadain Closet Gardener Well-Known Member

    I get them at a locally at a garden center.

    Some Rona's have them at a really great price
    https://www.rona.ca/en/kills-mosqui...19406?catalogId=10051&langId=-1&storeId=10151
    Every store I checked didn't have any in stock.


    You can get them at
    http://www.homehardware.ca/en/cat/search/_/N-2pqfZ67l/Ne-67n/Ntk-All_EN?Ntt=dunks
    https://www.homedepot.ca/en/home/p.mosquito-dunks-6-pack.1000700323.html
    https://www.amazon.ca/Summit-Respon...srs=10534482011&ie=UTF8&qid=1513207691&sr=8-1

    I'm assuming you're in Canada
    Cheers
    CCG
     
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    AnimalMother1974

    AnimalMother1974 Active Member

    what about 3" of perlite mixed into the top layer so it dries out faster?
     
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    hillbill

    hillbill Well-Known Member

    There are more than 8000 species of fungus gnats.
     
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    RayRay747

    RayRay747 Well-Known Member

    Ive used Gnat Nix from the beginning of my grow with no issues so far. I also am using Gnatty nets. So with those two and the bug traps I have been very fortunate to not have any yet (knock on wood). I am not sure however, if Gnat Nix will be effective once you have them already. I would assume it would be because the gnats make their way up to the top of the soil and the Gnat nix basically rips them apart so that they can reproduce, etc. Good luck
     
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    hillbill

    hillbill Well-Known Member

    I bet a lot of cinch cord bags would do the same thing. Could be a messy situation with watering and such.
     

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