Knats


Joined
May 13, 2022
Messages
1
Reaction score
0
Location
Maine
Country
United States
I have knats many of them.they seem to like a banana tree I rescued. I've tried a few things from online help but didn't do much if anything at all, so I moved outside for few days, now getting black from stem to leave. Knats have just about gone in the house,but are still on banana tree soil that's outside day and night,many of them.
 

Attachments

  • 16524676680672946961640181238783.jpg
    16524676680672946961640181238783.jpg
    153.4 KB · Views: 3
  • 16524677032737713028387453060915.jpg
    16524677032737713028387453060915.jpg
    152.4 KB · Views: 3
Ad

Advertisements

Joined
Feb 13, 2021
Messages
931
Reaction score
693
Country
United Kingdom
Gnats usually start as larvae in the soil (there are sometimes fruit gnats as well, but I doubt that's the case here). To get rid of them either replace the soil (But it will be hard to lose all of them) or treat it with some sort of insecticide that won't harm your plant. The gnats do like it wet, so careful not to over water, and they live on organic material in the soil, so don't overdo the compost.
 
Ad

Advertisements

Joined
Feb 2, 2014
Messages
10,136
Reaction score
4,738
Location
Tarpley Tx
Hardiness Zone
8b
Country
United States
Gnats are not causing the browning. The browning is probably caused by environmental change and temperatures. If you want to get rid of the gnats mix 1 oz spinosad per gallon of water in a watering can and drench the soil.
 

Top