Ugh! Gnats/fruit flies/fingus gnats all over my plants and soil.
For weeks, I have battling these small, flying bugs that I tend to think of as gnats or fruit flies. They are so quick and so tiny that it's almost impossible to hit them with a swatter.
Somewhere, I read that the mother lays her eggs in the wet topsoil. Today, I looked at the arugula I'm growing indoors and there had to be at least 50 of the things crawling around on the top of the dirt. They could not fly, so they must have been a new batch of "babies."
I have some insecticidal soap, but it says to wait 5 to 7 days between applications. I sprayed this morning and it didn't seem to kill any of them.
Isn't there something I could put in the water I use to water the plants that will soak right into the soil and kill them without harming my plants?
I would be forever grateful if someone could help me solve this problem!