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Old 01-29-2011, 12:59 PM
 
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Hello everyone,
I bought some Miracle Grow soil around two months ago and have changed for some of my plants (this is for indoor pots).
I've noticed many small flies around those pots since I've changed the soil. Those flies look the same as the fruit bugs that appear if you don't keep fruits in the fridge.
Could you tell me a reason? And what should I do to prevent the bugs without damaging the plants
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Old 01-29-2011, 02:05 PM
 
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They could be aphids. A neem oil will work to keep the pests away. That can be sprayed directly on the plant.
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Old 01-29-2011, 02:53 PM
 
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Thank you, I will try that
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Old 01-29-2011, 05:12 PM
 
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I've noticed many small flies around those pots since I've changed the soil. Those flies look the same as the fruit bugs that appear if you don't keep fruits in the fridge.
Could you tell me a reason? And what should I do to prevent the bugs without damaging the plants
More than likely they are fungus gnats,, not aphids, very common with potted plants. Google fungus gnats and you'll find various sites for a remedy. Neem oil works mostly on the plant out of the soil, since they breed in the soil a systemic insecticide from a garden center will eliminate them for good.
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Old 02-05-2011, 02:40 PM
 
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Where do I buy a neem oil?
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Old 02-05-2011, 06:02 PM
 
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Any Garden Center, also Ace hardware etal...
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Old 02-07-2011, 05:17 AM
 
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Thanks, I couldn't find it at Walmart and Home Depot.
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Old 02-10-2011, 08:12 AM
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definitely sounds like fungus gnats.

if you know any tobacco users you can make a nicotine drench out of cigarette butts/ chewing tobacco that'll fix their little red wagons.
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Old 02-10-2011, 09:19 AM
 
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Lowe's has it as well. Buy the concentrate and mix it with water. It will go a long way.
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