Several weeks ago I wrote a post about an invasion of fungus gnats in one of my indoor pot plants. Well, I’ve been patiently waiting to see if the vinegar method I’ve been using had any effect on the fungus gnat population. It hasn’t… In the meantime I’ve been researching other possible means of eradication.
Thanks to the most wonderful local organic farmer Terry and his exhaustive knowledge of environmentally sound pest control methods, I have found an eco-friendly solution. Neem oil.
Neem oil is the naturally occurring oil cold pressed from the kernels of the Neem tree. It is a natural antibacterial, antiseptic, antifungal, antiviral and anti-inflammatory. The tree has developed it’s own highly effective insecticidal and therapeutic properties to protect itself from insect and fungi. Using a solution of Neem oil as a flush for the pot plant effectively and safely rids the plant of fungus gnats. Neem oil can also be safely used outdoors on the garden to control of two-spotted Mites, Whitefly and Aphids.