Hello. So I’ve been having a problem with bugs. They seem worse since I changed from happy frog soil to ocean forest, but maybe it’s something else.
I had some before with happy frog but I read a few things saying to use hydrogen peroxide and that worked. I’m
Guessing they’re fungus gnats but some kind of gnat. I tried peroxide and that didn’t help. I soaked them in Neem oil and it helped for a couple days but they’re back. I even had it where I lifted up a pot and I could see larvae all in the bottom drain holes. I had 3 like that. I vacuum them up just about everyday too.
Someone told me about this spray his used for his lemon tree. It had ants among other bugs so I tried that and it killed my plant.
So I’m hesitant to use many things but I really need to get them under control. If anyone can help me out with what they use I’d greatly appreciate it.
Thanks for your time.
My bad I have no idea how to help you
Maybe share pics as that would be helpful and try to find an image (on google if you don’t have one) of those larvae you found pics could be helpful
But these guys should know how to help ya🤙🏻
@MidwestGuy @OGIncognito @kaptain3d @DoneDeal @Audiofreak
Mosquito bits can help with gnats.
Are you starting over? What are you using as grow space? Whatever you do, your space needs to be sanitized and allowed to dry a day or two.
When you start over, start in fresh clean fabric pots when you transplant your seedlings. Fungus gnats thrive in moist soil. They lay their eggs in the first inch or two of soil, so start the practice of allowing the soil to dry out moderately before watering. Mosquito bits soaked in water for 6 hours and then watered into the soil will also help.
Using hydrogen peroxide is a last ditch effort. Its kills everything in your soil including everything beneficial to your plant. Need to be prepared to recharge your soil if you plant on going that route again.
Are you organic? If so, feel free to tag me and you can can follow my journal of youd like. Tons of info in there…
I didn’t start over, i transplanted them and i sterilized everything before biting them pack. All the sudden I realized there were larvae on bottom. They kind of look like maggots just smaller. It could be the tps billions I was using since it has sugar but I add stuff if I use peroxide
I add some soil to the top so it’s not too wet. I water every 3 or 4 days depending if the leaves start to wilt.
I don’t use organic and I’d like to see
It. Im just not sure how to tag.
There’s also a white mold on either in the top or drain holes. Any for that?
I sprinkle food grade diatemaceous earth on my top soil which has seemed to help quite a bit. Im still new to this hobby and only in my second grow but @OGIncognito is the expert on recovering soil and pretty much anything else wrong.
These are the larvae I was talking about. Seems like only one plant has them.
Holy … never seen an infestation that bad. How old is this plant…considering recommending a transplants with a good root rinse. DE (diatomaceous earth) is great for soil bearing pest.
It’s about a month old and it happened before, used peroxide and vacuumed them. I also transplanted, scraped most the larvae off and sprayed with Neem oil. But now they’re back. Luckily this is the only plant. Should I just throw it? It’s not looking good, leaves wilting and leaves fall off. Only the top ones look good
I bought this stuff called safer home. Gonna try that
I also bought mosquito bits
I suspect there’s been some extensive root damage done
Ive had a bit of a fungus gnat problem myself this year. my first go with fabric pots. I dont think im allowing them to dry out enough.I do keep a fan on them at all times. i use the sticky traps and DE. ive had pretty good success in the past with with controlling them using this method. I must confess I had no Idea they could damage plant or roots. I just thought they were a nuisance. Im going to have to try the mosquito bits myself then.
Holy wow. Thats impressive…