I have about 7 indoor plants, mainly pothos. I noticed very small
flying insects around them. Only one per plant (for now!) I'll use
some organic spray for them but I was wondering if there are any
plants that repel insects and I don't have to worry about them?
I don't care what plants they are as long as they can live in a
container and can be kep alive. Can you please suggest something?
They are fungus gnats. Instead of freaking out, just ignore them. Or reduce
watering, which will cut the population somewhat.
If you have plants, you have fungus gnats. No way around it.
Yuck. I have only one plant in the house right now <everything else has
been moved outside>. But my bathroom and somewhat in my kitchen has
these little gnat things like fruitflies kinda. I've been wondering if
they come up from the drains? Are they the same thing? One bathroom
<with the shower> is particularly bad. I sprayed some Raid flying
insect in there today and shut the door. Seemed to get rid of them for
They'll be back. Their larvae would still be in the drains.
Have a look at this site which describes drain flies and control methods:
This site also describes these, but as moth flies:
Cut down on watering, fungus gnats thrive in wet soil. You can try to keep
them down with a neem oil spray, but they might be hard to totally
eliminate. Cayenne pepper spray is good for repelling insects; however, you
will want to try it on a small part of the plant first to make sure it
doesn't do any harm. The gnats really don't do much damage, but they can be
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