Lemon Trees

Container Lemon Tree Pests

Anonymous added on February 6, 2014 | Answered

I have a container lemon tree that has very small gnat-like, fruit fly-like insects in the soil, not on foliage. What type of insecticide is safe to use to kill these pests? Tree is bearing fruit we plan to eat, so don't want to contaminate it. Thanks.

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Answered on February 6, 2014

It sounds like you have fungus gnats. This article will help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/special/children/fungus-gnats.htm Neem oil will help take care of these pests but will not hurt the plants. Here is more information: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/problems/pests/neem-oil-uses.htm

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