Unleash an army of beneficial nematodes to protect your houseplants from the destruction caused by fungus gnats with this Guardian for Fungus Gnat – Small (# 107059).
Fungus gnats are small flies found in damp, humid environments and are commonly seen near houseplants. They infest soil and feed on decaying organic matter and living materials, including root, root hairs, and stalk tissue, while also being capable of spreading detrimental mites, viruses, and fungal spores to plants. Even though adult fungus gnats live for about 10 days, they can lay up to 200 eggs during this time. Adults laid eggs hatch into larvae in 4-6 days. For 12-14 days, the larvae feed on the roots of plants and then molt. At the end of 12-14 days, the larvae pupate in the soil. The pupal stage may last 4-6 days. The whole life cycle is completed within 4-5 weeks.
If you are seeing small flies around your houseplants, then the Guardian for Fungus Gnat is for you. It contains a specific beneficial nematode for quick control of fungus gnats, called the Steinernema feltiae, which attacks fungus gnat larva by entering through their natural body openings. Once inside, the nematodes release a symbiotic bacterium that quickly eliminates the fungus gnat.
Each Guardian for Fungus Gnat package includes 2 applications of beneficial nematodes (2 x 1.25 million sponges) – 2.5m2 (25 ft2) and 2 yellow sticky monitoring cards with 2 twist ties.
Storage: You can store Guardian for Fungus Gnat in the refrigerator at 6-8° C (43-46° F) for up to 8 weeks. DO NOT FREEZE.
- Size: Small – 2.5 million (2 x 1.25 million sponges) beneficial nematodes 2.5 m2 (25 ft2)
- Also includes 2 yellow sticky monitoring cards with 2 twist ties
- 100% non-toxic
- Safe for homeowners, pets, and the environment
- Can be stored in a refrigerator at 6-8° C (43-46° F) for up to 8 weeks
- DO NOT FREEZE
- Do not apply in bright sunlight
- Do not mix with fertilizers or pesticides