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The Common Mistake That's Attracting Gnats To Your Indoor Plants
While houseplants can bring beauty to your home, they can also bring pests. Gnat larvae eat organic matter in the soil, including the young roots of your plants, causing damage.
Moist conditions are ideal for gnats, and finding them in your home is a sign you may be overwatering your plants; keep soil dry and clean up fallen leaves.
Allow soil to dry completely 1 to 2 inches from the surface before watering. Prevent standing water by emptying drain trays and covering watering cans after use.
Ensure plant containers have drainage holes and well-aerated soil so water doesn’t puddle at the top. Keeping your plants tidy and dry will help get rid of gnats.