Fungal Gnat Control
© Frances Michaels
This term applies to a very large group of insects some of which damage the roots of plants. Usually they are
just a nuisance as they hover around over-ripe fruit in a fruit bowl. They are often mistaken for fruit fly.
Adult fungal gnats are attracted to damp conditions and decomposing organic matter.
Suggested Organic Strategies
Yellow Card Trap
- Store kitchen compost in well sealed containers
- Use sticky yellow traps
- Use sprouted wheat grain as a trap crop