Dealing with a Fungus Gnat Infestation and
Problems with Fungus Gnats
Fungus Gnats as are a common indoor pest, especially if you have house plants.
Adult insects and their larvae thrive in the warm, moist soil in potted plants around
your home. Though called fungus gnats, they will eat algae, decaying plant matter
and plant roots, too.
Adult fungus gnats look like tiny mosquitos, but do not bite. They don’t cause
diseases or property damage, but they are a nuisance in large numbers. You
can find their translucent, worm-like larvae in the top two or three inches of soil
around plants. The life of an adult fungus gnat is a short ten days, but it is
productive. A female typically lays 200 eggs in her lifetime. It does not take long to have a noticeable problem.
You can reduce your fungus gnat problem by letting the soil around your house plants dry out thoroughly
between waterings. Repotting plants every so often in a fresh medium is another preventative we recommend.
Keep plants trimmed, removing dead leaves and fallen petals immediately. If you have a major infestation,
you may need to discard your plants and pots and start over. Alternatively, your pest control provider can
apply the right insecticides to knock out the problem in the right phases of the fungus gnat lifecycle.
Knockout Pest Control Can Knock Out Your Fungus Gnat Problem
If you have a fungus gnat problem that is not responding to your efforts to control it, we can knock them out.
We have deep knowledge of a variety of treatment options and we have the equipment and expertise to put
them down for the count. We serve all of Long Island, New York City, Westchester, Bergen and Rockland Counties.
Call 1-800-244-PEST or 1-800-244-7378 for fast, 24 hour service seven days a week.