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Neem oil for eradicating houseplant fungus gnat - How to make the solution?

Posted: 04/07/2013 at 03:16

Hi

I've bought some nematodes instead (from Nemasys) which are eco friendly, will not harm any of my plants, and they kill the larvae very effectively.

I have also bought some sticky traps to hang by the plants to get rid of the adults.

Many thanks for the replies

Neem oil for eradicating houseplant fungus gnat - How to make the solution?

Posted: 03/07/2013 at 02:24

Hello

I have read some very positive reviews about how neem oil is good at killing many of the usual houseplant bugs, and I want to give it a try to hopefully kill off the fungus gnats we have here.

I know that the neem oil has to be diluted (with a soap I think?) but I have no idea of the mixing ratio. 

* Does anyone know please?

 

My other question is this....

* Are there any houseplants that would suffer if sprayed with neem oil?  I will have to treat all of my plants, and I have plants that I really love and would hate to lose

 

Thanks in advance!

Tara

Talkback: How to deter slugs with copper tape

Posted: 24/11/2011 at 15:29
I collect the critters & put them in a sandwich bag, sprinkle salt inside, knot the bag,& shake it like a maraca. The bag can then be placed in a bin with no mess involved. Im going to buy some copper tape (its cheap on a certain internet site) but I will experiment & try lining a couple of pots INSIDE the rim as I would prefer not to see the copper tape.
In the future,I plan to have pond & introduce frogs and toads into the garden & then hopefully I won't have to 'salt and shake' anymore :-)
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