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    I'm having a gnat problem again and I've been drowning pots and they just...MAJORLY TICK ME OFF!! I JUST potted these plants and they've already begun burrowing in the soil of all of my pots. I feel like giving up...but I've been informed that I can use systemic instecticides, the problem is, I don't know which one to get, I need one that I can get at Lowe's or somewhere like that, I can't order online for it. It this doesn't work..I'm just gonna stick with underwater utrics THAT DON'T HAVE SOIL FOR THE LITTLE (insert angry word here) TO BURROW IN! I'll do that until I can get a really good terrarium to keep them OUT!
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    This is why I love winter/spring/fall. I hate ants! I once was laying on the couch watching TV and carpenter ant bit me on the back. Hurt like hell! Had a red mark from that and killed the ant in the process. You can never beat nature only hold it off for a while.
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    here's what you do-
    you take the plants out, wrap their roots in a wet paper towel, put the soil in the microwave, and DIE GNATS DIE!!!! MWUAHAHAHAHA!!!
    [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_n_32.gif[/img] I like my gnats though. my binata is COVERED with them. it's ridiculous. I actually have to pick them off because they get covered in fungus so I don't want them there. (he he he.. .how ironic. fungus gnats with mold)
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    I have the same thing with mine. I think of it as constant nutrition for my plants. Although it's nice to be able to admire a nice leaf of a sundew without a bunch of dead bugs on there.
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    Heya, little tip here - those buggers don't like sand! If you can, put a light layer of sand..maybe .25" or so on top of your soil. That'll really slow down the little wormy gnat larvae. You still have to keep an eye on it though, they can sometimes push the sand over, and if there's a lot in the pot, it doesn't stop them from munching roots.
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    If you use food grade diatomaceous earth, sprinkled on the "soil" around the plant, it will slice the larva up and fix the problem. April
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    oh! where do you buy it? I want to see diatoms (the cool kind... not pond kind)!
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    ...........*cough* what? and I don't have any sand..it's really hard to find when you live in the middle of nowhere! All that's out here is cows! Hehe it's fun to yell hamburger when you see them..
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