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  • Using nematodes for fungus gnats

    Created by Mark Kelley on

    I recently purchased a large house plant only to find it is full of fungus gnats. I purchased a container of Scanmask Beneficial Nematodes. The container has enough of the tiny parasites to treat over 1000 square feet. I will need it for outdoor use when the weather warms up but for now I only need enough to handle a 12″ pot. Can you provide instructions for mixing only a small portion of the container to handle my indoor plant now so I can save the rest of the nematodes for spring?

    Thanks

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    E. Vinje
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    Mark –

    Top-dress the container plant with a tablespoon or so of nematodes and water. The nematodes will leach out of the vermiculite carrier and go to work combatting fungus gnat larvae. You may also want to place yellow sticky strips horizontally along the pot and soil surface to catch the egg-laying adults.

    Hope this helps!

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