Fungus gnats: signs & treatments


  • Small, black gnats flying slowly and resting on wet soil
  • Look similar to fruit flies


  • Help soil dry out completely by reducing watering frequency and increasing airflow and sunlight
  • Make a gnat trap: pour a couple splashes of apple cider vinegar and a few drops of dish soap into a cup, cover with plastic wrap, then poke a finger-sized hole in the plastic; keep near plant
  • Repot with gritty, well-draining soil
  • Top soil with diatomaceous earth

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