insects and houseplants

gingerobyn gingerobyn at yahoo.com
Thu Jun 5 21:33:07 EST 2003


yes, that sounds likely because i would see them crawling around in the very
wet soil. thanks
"Monique Reed" <monique at mail.bio.tamu.edu> wrote in message
news:3EDF4FCA.21119B9E at mail.bio.tamu.edu...
> Most likely these are fungus gnats, which feed on organic matter in
> the soil.  They usually do no harm to the plants and are more annoying
> than anything else. You may be overwatering your plants.
>
> M. Reed
> gingerobyn wrote:
> >
> > i don't seem many current on topic posts, so i dont know if anyone is
out
> > there to answer questions, but i hope so! i dont know much about plants,
but
> > love them so my apartment is adorned with some. in the spring and summer
> > time they end up having these little black insects flying around them
and
> > around my apartment. i have ended up getting rid of some plants when i
saw
> > the tiny little winged bugs crawling around in the soil in numerous
amounts
> > but i dont want to do that. i tried spraying them with soapy water and i
> > also tried spraying them with a store bought spray to eliminate insects.
> > neither worked. i was free of them for a few months after i dumped the
ones
> > where they were most prolific, but now the bugs are back and i dont know
> > what to do about them. they don't appear to harm my plants but they are
very
> > annoying and they end up multiplying. if anyone has any idea what to do
> > about them please let me know. thanks!     -ginger





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