Blackflies in a flower pot - the reasons for the appearance. How to get rid of them?
Spring is the most joyful and fruitful time for every true grower. The time when you can begin to transplant perennials, buy and sow the seeds of one-year-old flowers, reanimate tired green stalks and leaves that are tired during the winter and in order. Experienced growers know that it is worthwhile to carefully examine the condition of the plants, because, despite the active growth and good appearance, you can see that the midges are full of flowers. Blackflies in a flower pot - this fact cannot be called a serious illness, but the fact that they appeared is an annoying nuisance. In their appearance, the most common small gray-black pests, the schiarids (also called mushroom mosquitoes), can lay their eggs in a moist land, from which later larvae, small translucent worms that eat young roots of houseplants will hatch.However, if the midges in the flower pot are still wound up, do not despair, because there are effective ways to get rid of the annoying problem.
How to save indoor flowers from black flies?
If, in your favorite colors, you unexpectedly find annoying blackflies, first find out what the degree of damage to the flower is and how far the problem has gone. In one of the flower pots, dig up the ground a little, in order to make sure that the sciarids have not laid aside the larvae. If no larvae are found under the top layer of the excavated land, you can breathe a sigh of relief. Not everything is so bad, because it is much easier to remove black flies than larvae.
Causes of midges
Where do the midges still come from in a flower pot? How do they get there, causing damage to indoor plants? The reason for the appearance of midges can be transplanted plants. Untreated purchased soil may be infected by the larvae of flower midges, and the larvae, in turn, eventually become annoying insects that poison the existence of the household. In addition, midges on houseplants multiply very quickly, so you should get rid of them as soon as possible.Another reason for their appearance can be the ingress of insects into the apartment from the outside - from another apartment, basement, through a vent or through an exhaust hood. At the same time they occupy suitable habitats for pots with wet soil.
How to get rid of them?
Having found out the cause of the appearance of the midge in flowers, it is necessary to get rid of it. The first step is to remove the withered leaves and flowers, so that the rotting parts do not feed unwanted guests. Before planting the land, if it is purchased, it is worth watering with boiling water or freezing it in the refrigerator. The next condition for getting rid of insects is not to flood the plants. Overmoistened soil attracts flower midges much more.Keep the surface dry, so you will not let the midge eggs evolve, and if you drain drainage onto the ground, they will not lay eggs on the indoor plants at all. The first and very effective means of preventing the appearance of a midge in a flowerpot and getting rid of it is regular airing of the room, as well as treating window sills that help against flying insects. It will also be effective to draw shallow cockroaches on the upper inner part of the pot strip.Not far from the plants, you should hang adhesive tapes from flies, and put adhesive tape on the pots with sticky side up.