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Fungus Gnat Control in Your Garden

Diptera : Sciaridae : Bradysia spp., Lycoriella spp.

Have you ever wondered what those pesky Mosquito-like flies are hovering around your indoor plants? They are almost certainly the flies known as Fungus Gnats. There are several families of flies which are called ‘Fungus Gnats’, but the black Fungus Gnats of the family Sciaridae are the ones you are likely to encounter in the home.

Fungus Gnats are also pests in commercial greenhouses and plant nurseries where they are attracted to potting media, especially media with high moisture and high organic matter content. The adult Fungus Gnats are just annoying, but their larvae breed in the potting media and may damage plant roots.

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