Greetings fellow gardeners.

If you have stumbled across this post, then you must be experiencing a garden nemesis. As much as gardening has it is rewarding vibes, it sure does have as much annoying little pests that attempt to ruin it all for you.

Soil gnats know as ‘fungus gnats’, have been the worst to deal with. They are common with indoor plants, and outdoor plants that have a lot of soil moisture.

We have a delightful garden which is sectioned off in two parts, one being a partly shaded area and the other an area with direct sunlight. Unfortunately, our ‘cottage flower’ garden bed area, located in the shaded part of our garden has become infested with soil gnats. Because the shaded area is not receiving as much sunlight, it tends to have an increased amount of moist soil. Which is an attractive element for soil gnats.

Now, soil gnats look like tiny little flies. Some mistake them for ‘Fruit Flies’. Soil gnats are attracted to the moisture of the soil and become distracted once you water or disturb the plants, where as ‘Fruit Flies’ are attracted to the actual fruit or vegetable itself in a plant and stick around whilst they are ripening.

Soil gnats are not exactly harmful to your plants, but they will drive you crazy!

Speaking of crazy, I have had enough of them. So, I was set on a mission, from myself, to find an organic and all-natural way to get rid of them. In my quest to find a solution, I found these awesome sticky traps. My plan was to target the fully grown gnats before going for their larvae that sit atop the soil. Within thirty seconds of placing the traps in the garden, they were collecting gnats.

This photo was taken five minutes after putting up the trap. It is double sided and looked the exact same on the other side. Awesome right?

These traps can work on any flying pest that is not wanted in your garden. Here is where you can buy these traps from. “Sticky Traps”. Do not let these pests take over. Take over your garden and who you would like to be a part of it. Next time I will show you how I tackle the larvae.

 

Happy gardening!

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