Fungus Gnats are small (4 to 5mm long) dark brown flies that are commonly seen in or around houseplants in both damp and humid environments. The larvae stage of Fungus Gnats feeds on decaying organic matter and living materials such as the roots and stalks of plants.
Beneficial nematodeshave emerged as a natural product that is safe for homeowners, pets and the environment. Guardian for Fungus Gnat contains Steinernema feltiae, a specific beneficial nematode for quick control of fungus gnats. These nematodes attack the fungus gnat larva by entering through their natural body openings. Once inside, the nematodes release a symbiotic bacterium that quickly kills the fungus gnat. The fungus gnat larva changes to an opaque white to light yellow in colour. Reproduction inside the dead fungus gnat larva results in a new generation of nematodes that disperse to find more prey.
Guardian for Fungus Gnat kits:
2 applications of 5m2 (50ft2 ) nematodes
2 Yellow Sticky Monitoring Cards plus 2 twist ties for hanging
Guardian for Fungus Gnat can be stored in a refrigerator at 6-80 C (43-460 F) for up to 8 weeks; do not freeze.
Treatment plants should be well watered and soil should be moist through the entire pot before application. After application plants should remain moist and not allowed to dry out between watering.
Soil temperatures should not fall below 100 C (500 F) for 14 days following treatment with Guardian for Fungus Gnat.
Do not apply in bright sunlight. The best time for application is on a cloudy day or late in the afternoon.
When applying with a watering can, remove the nozzle head from watering can.
Guardian for Fungus Gnat should not be mixed with fertilizers or pesticides.
Open one Guardian for Fungus Gnat nematode package and store second package in your refrigerator. Remove the sponge from the plastic bag and place into 1 litre of water, wring out sponge 5 to 10 times and rinse plastic bag to release all nematodes. This is your nematode solution.