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- January 5, 2021 at 11:29 am #595857George Abshire
Hi, I am new to plants and having a problem with fungus gnats. I understand not to overwater and to let the soil dry out, but the issue I’m having is that I have to water them sometime, so as soon as I water them about a week or so later the little bugs are right back at it again.
In the soil I see little white silver tiny bugs that look like book lice, but I think might be baby fungus gnats, those die off completely when I let the soil dry out, but are right back in droves as soon as I water.Also the gnats are flying around the plant, but I’m letting the soil dry out and spraying the top and bottom drainage holes with diluted bleach. I guess I just don’t understand how I’m supposed to be doing this.
How do people have indoor plants and not have bugs flying around all the time? Can you please advise me? I would love to have my house filled with plants, but desperately need some guidance. Thank you!!
- January 5, 2021 at 11:31 am #595863Liss
do the bugs on your plants look like these?
they are springtails – they’re also called snow fleas (because of their ability to survive harsh cold temperatures and their ability to jump). They’re not really fleas at all.
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