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How to Get Rid of Gnats in House Plants

It’s officially gnat season. The season when the little pests like to settle and take up space near your houseplants. The little creatures buzz around your defenseless plants, quietly disturbing their peace.

Here's how you can get rid of them

Fill a cup with 4 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar and a few drops of dish soap. Then place it where the gnats are commonly present.  The solution will trap the pests inside and get rid of them.

Apple Cider Vinegar Trap

Gnats are attracted to moist soil. When you water your plants too frequently or give them too much water at once, the soil can become soggy, creating the perfect environment for gnats to thrive. 

Do not Overwater Houseplants

Poor drainage can contribute to gnat infestations, as water can accumulate in the bottom of the pot, creating a moist environment for the insects. Choose pots that have drainage holes for optimal soil drainage.

Have Proper Drainage

Hydrogen peroxide will help to get rid of the fungus gnat larvae and eggs in the plant’s soil without harming the plant. Just mix hydrogen peroxide with water and pour it in soil.

Use  Hydrogen Peroxide

Neem oil is a natural repellent that can drastically reduce gnats feeding on your plants. It will help kill off the gnats by hindering their feeding ability.

 Incorporate   Neem Oil

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