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Inside basil plant has gnats. how to get rid of them?

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2010-06-14 02:05:08
2010-06-14 02:05:08

They are just fungus gnats from over watering. Set it outside & dry it out some & they will disappear.

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You're probably better off taking the plant outside and throwing it into the compost: gnats and other bugs can be gotten rid of with a variety of insecticides or "soaps" for sale at any hardware or garden store, but compare the cost of that to the cost of a new plant. You want to avoid the gnats spreading inside, too, which is another good reason to be rid of the plant.


A simple insecticidal soap will get rid of the fungus gnats without harming the basil. Pour 1 1/2 tbsp. of liquid castile soap, 1 qt. of water, and 3 drops of vegetable oil in a spray bottle. The liquid castile soap will kill the fungus gnats, and is natural so it won't affect the basil when you to eat the herb. Shake the ingredients in the spray bottle each time you want to use it. Aim the homemade insecticidal soap at the gnats and begin spraying. Spray the basil plants once you are done spraying the gnats surrounding the plants so that all future gnats stay away from the basil. Reapply once per week to keep a new infestation from forming. You are overwatering. Once you dry it out some, they will go away.


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