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Getting rid a fungus gnats throughout the house and killing houseplants

I have been growing houseplants consistently over the past 35 years. In the last 2 months, I have lost over twenty plants to these insects. Additionally, I find them and their eggs all over the house. I am truly devastated and have tried just about everything to control. Please HELP

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Mix one part 3% hydrogen peroxide with four parts water. Allow the top layer of your soil to dry, and then water your plants with this solution as you normally would. The soil will fizz for a few minutes after application; this is normal. The fungus gnat larvae will die on contact with the hydrogen peroxide.

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Get a bottle of wine. Drink 3/4 of it (you deserve it).

Leave the rest in the bottle on the kitchen counter overnight. The gnats will get trapped in the bottle. Or you could put it on the floor and when the gnats collect around the bottle, spray them with insecticide.

How did the gnats get in to the house in the first place? Probably hitchhiked on some fruit you brought home from the grocery store.

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If working with pets, check with your local pet store (i.e. Petco) for a safe household fogger.

You may wish to try some safe methods as described here: http://www.wikihow.com/Get-Rid-of-Gnat

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