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  • Loc Dog
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    Originally posted by Vintage1969 View Post
    What's your suggestion? Using a dunk dry, and applying it to the top on the planting medium like you suggested, or put it in your reservoir and watering with it?
    There is stuff called Gnatrol specifically for them. A guy on e-bay has it real cheap (9 dollars). He buys bulk, and sells small amounts in ziploc bag, free shipping, and a yellow sticky trap for them.

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  • Vintage1969
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    What's your suggestion? Using a dunk dry, and applying it to the top on the planting medium like you suggested, or put it in your reservoir and watering with it?

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  • the gnome
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    I'm in fl and gnats are just a part of life inside and out no matter what.
    since i started indoors Ive had em to one degree or another.
    those donut dunks really didn't do much.
    when i started inside I wasn't sealed.
    when i went sealed w/Co2 I still had em but they're a low level prob since I went sealed.
    I don't do anything to combat em and they haven't multiplied like they did in the unsealed gro's.

    here's and easy way to combat gnat naturally.
    they can't resist and love a nice sweet red port wine or rice wine vinegar.
    get something like an empty anything bottle with a small opening,
    a 1/2" of wine in it and leave these in & around the pots.
    you'll start seeing the corpses the next day.
    i started by putting the wine in saucer and seeing the bodies, you'll trap-n-kill lots more with the bottle tough

    another way Is to get some ripe fruit like a piece of banana, or a plum thats starting oozing juice is a good 1.
    you don't need a big piece, a 1" slice of nanar will do.
    put the bait on a plate or piece of paper, and keep handy bug spray like the kitchen safe flying insect stuff in the blue bottle
    after a hour or two the gnats will be all over the fruit,
    while concentrated in 1 spot blast em with the spray.
    you can do this maybe a couple times with the same piece, after that they smell the poison and won't land on the bait.
    I replaced the paper and bait every time,
    depending how many times you do this you can knock down a few hundred gnats a day.
    but gnats are pretty spooky and fly off when you get close so go stealthy on their little butts!

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  • Guest's Avatar
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    today i found fungus gnats all over my blueberry x og kush plant, there was about 50-60 on leaves and 10-15 on the buds and on stems, which leads me to say if your growing good weed making sure fungus gnats aren't in your grow should be a high priority.. you have no idea how fucking annoying it is to pick tiny bugs out of your plants

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  • Gondo412
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    Mosquito dunks didn't work well for me

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  • Unclecrash
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    Well the ultra dawn smacks them down pretty good. I see shucks and dead mites stuck to the bottom of the plants most eggs have shriveled up. I saw a knat flying and sprayed it knocked him dead instantaniously. Ha ha take that. I might lighten up the dose as I noticed after a day or two leafs burning on edges. Well not sure if they are burming or if itis another problem. They dont yellow they just turn a weird shade of green and get brittle on the area that changes color. I did find mites today but hardly moving. could be I needed to follow up on a second spray or third to get any eggs I missed . But what I dont understand is they seem to like the top of the leaf as well as the bottom. Im still also running the dunks will have to look and see how long it has been. Probably a stupid thing but have not eradicated the basil as I want to see if I can wipe the Knats out with it there . If not then its getting pitched . Im Italian and I likes me some basil in my pasta. And its my Nephews

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  • Mikell
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    Reposting from another thread before it gets buried, hopefully useful to others. I might add ITU/c to see what the bang for buck comparison is. Corrected a few ITU concentrations.

    Aquabac 200g - 200 ITU/mg
    Aquabac 400g - 400 ITU/mg
    Aquabac Aqueous Suspension - 1,200 ITU/mg
    Aquabac DF 3000 - 7000 ITU/mg
    Gnatrol - 600 ITU/mg (Old liquid formulation)
    Gnatrol WDG - 3000 ITU/mg
    Mosquito Dunks - 7000 ITU/mg
    Mosquito Bits - 200 ITU/mg
    Vectobac Aqueous Suspension - 1200 ITU/mg
    Vectobac WG/WDG - 3000 ITU/mg
    Vectobac Granules - 200 ITU/mg
    MicrobeLift BMC - 1200 ITU/mg

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  • Unclecrash
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    Originally posted by Sarcclash View Post
    Hi Lola, if you're still watching this thread, thanks for the post!

    I fought FG's for over two years in my houseplants and tried gnatrol, azatrol, DE, skeeter dunks, thuricide, neem oil, sand/gravel caps, pyrethrums and NOTHING worked.
    The yellow sticky traps always held dozens of the 'lil fukkerz.

    Then I saw this vid by a LDS prepper who claimed 2 tsp. of Dawn Ultra dishwash liquid in 32 oz sprayer filled with water could take out 2" stink bugs on contact.
    This recipe actually worked for me and I have been FG free for 5 months.
    I sprayed the whole plant until it drips heavily and drench the top of the medium just as heavily.
    I'll spray it with plain water after a few minutes to wash it off.
    I used this method along with a 2 hour soak w/Dawn to completely submerge the pot of outdoor plants that I want to bring indoors.
    This has worked so well for me that I have to share.
    This eliminates not only FG's but mites, aphids, etc. BUT it takes out beneficials too.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m6m9x...iRWHCfHqUQSaqG
    Giving this a try on mite's as we speak!!

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  • Unclecrash
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    That could explain why my Tahoe just started to loose its foot hold. And it started leaning a bit. I had seen them working it for a bit. I had started using the dunks about a week or so ago. So I took it out nd repotted in new CoCo and washed the crap out of the roots. And started treating it again. Wondering do you have any links or pic's of the actual size of the FG. I do a lot of fly fishing and these are tiny I would say if I were to ty one up it would be on a 24 to 28 size hook. Small little bugger's. Never mind on the pics I just found some and that's them for sure.
    Last edited by Unclecrash; 01-25-2015, 05:08. Reason: found pics

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  • Mikell
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    Hah, found the same with basil. Basil, meet compost pile. It does sound like FG.

    FYI, Dunks take about 2-3 weeks to take hold. Sticky traps, pyrethrin bombs, etc, will deal with the fliers. Bmac's suggestions are on point as well.

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  • Unclecrash
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    Originally posted by Mikell View Post
    Dunks/Bits are not live bacteria or viable spores. It's fine in the reservoir unless you drip feed, then use a stocking or such.

    They work quite well on a large number of flies, post up a picture in the Infirmary if you need a positive ID.
    Honestly , my old camera phone will not take a clear enough pic. They are tiny about a couple millmitres top's and when they land they are kind of quick, and fly in a small circular pattern. I will run some dunks and see how it goe's till I can figure out how to get a pic. It seems Im in between cycle's. I know they seem to like Basil. I messed up and brought the basil in with out dunking it first. I brought the basil in to help with mites and use in cooking ,but I messed up. Thanks UC

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  • Bmac1
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    I had a battle with gnats a while back and I had used the dunks, crumbled up and spread on top of each pot. About half a dunk in each 2gal pot. IT was about 40 days in when I got the gnats. Someone had told me that the dunks are only good for about 30 days and need to be reapplied.

    I ended up using beneficial insects which knocked them down well but they came back. Then I used sticky traps and put a layer of sand on top of each pot and they were not seen again.

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  • Mikell
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    Dunks/Bits are not live bacteria or viable spores. It's fine in the reservoir unless you drip feed, then use a stocking or such.

    They work quite well on a large number of flies, post up a picture in the Infirmary if you need a positive ID.

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  • Unclecrash
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    Will the dunks work on those tiny pesky Gnats? I don't think they are
    the fungus Gnats, but I could be wrong. The one's I see are small where I think the fungus Gnat is about 1/4inch or a bit smaller. Also does it hurt to smash them up and sprinkle in my nute mix? Will the ph down kill them?

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  • Sarcclash
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    Hi Lola, if you're still watching this thread, thanks for the post!

    I fought FG's for over two years in my houseplants and tried gnatrol, azatrol, DE, skeeter dunks, thuricide, neem oil, sand/gravel caps, pyrethrums and NOTHING worked.
    The yellow sticky traps always held dozens of the 'lil fukkerz.

    Then I saw this vid by a LDS prepper who claimed 2 tsp. of Dawn Ultra dishwash liquid in 32 oz sprayer filled with water could take out 2" stink bugs on contact.
    This recipe actually worked for me and I have been FG free for 5 months.
    I sprayed the whole plant until it drips heavily and drench the top of the medium just as heavily.
    I'll spray it with plain water after a few minutes to wash it off.
    I used this method along with a 2 hour soak w/Dawn to completely submerge the pot of outdoor plants that I want to bring indoors.
    This has worked so well for me that I have to share.
    This eliminates not only FG's but mites, aphids, etc. BUT it takes out beneficials too.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m6m9x...iRWHCfHqUQSaqG

    Leave a comment:

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