houseplants and gnats

Moll McCarty mollymc at
Tue Apr 10 18:57:46 EST 2001

Thanks for that, Dennis. I'll get the diazanon, when the need arises. Any
known allergies to it?
"Dennis G." <dennis_goos at> wrote in message
news:3ad1311b.20091307 at
> Ammonia is tough on green things.
> Soaking the soil might be safer.
> But I think the fungus gnats may survive anything the plant can take in
> doses.
> Go to a garden centre and get a soil drench. If diazinon is registered in
> area, it will do the job. Or pick up some nematodes.
> Dennis
> "Moll McCarty" <mollymc at> wrote:
> >5 TBSP of ammonia in 1 gallon of water. Drench the plants. Haven't done
> >so I don't know about residual odors. Get adventuresome, and let me know
> >it works!
> >Moll
> >"Steve Connet" <steve.connet at> wrote in message
> >news:lyg0fkrsfq.fsf at
> >> I have 2 houseplants in which the soil was infested with thousands of
> >> gnats. I've since repotted the plants. However, the gnats are coming
> >> back. I only water the plants when I feel the soil is dry. What is
> >> causing this? And is there a product available that will kill the
> >> gnats and spare the plant?
> >>
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