How to Get Rid of Gnats in Plant

BY:Datta Nighut

Gnats are small, flying insects that can be a nuisance in homes with plants. They can be difficult to get rid of, but there are a few things you can do to get rid of them and prevent them from coming back. Here are some ways to get rid of gnats in plants:

Repot the plant. If the infestation is severe, it may be necessary to repot the plant in fresh potting mix. This will help to get rid of any eggs or larvae that may be lurking in the old soil.

Repot the plant. 

 Aerate the soil. Gnats like moist soil, so aerating the soil will help to dry it out and make it less hospitable to them. You can do this by poking holes in the soil with a pencil or chopstick.

Aerate the soil 

Add sand to the soil. Sand will help to absorb water and keep the soil dry. You can add a layer of sand about 1 inch thick to the top of the soil.

Add sand to the soil. 

Water the plant less often. Gnats thrive in moist environments, so watering the plant less often will help to discourage them.

Water the plant less often.  

Place the plant in a sunny spot. Gnats don't like direct sunlight, so placing the plant in a sunny spot will help to keep them away.

Place the plant in a sunny spot.  

Use sticky traps. Sticky traps can be placed around the plant to catch gnats. You can buy sticky traps at most garden stores.

Use sticky traps 

Use neem oil. Neem oil is an insecticidal oil that can be used to kill gnats. You can mix neem oil with water and spray it on the plant.

Use neem oil. 

Use insecticidal soap. Insecticidal soap is another option for killing gnats. You can buy insecticidal soap at most garden stores.

Use insecticidal soap. 

If you have a severe gnat infestation, you may need to combine several of these methods to get rid of them. Be patient, as it may take some time to completely 


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