Insect Pest Control

Garden Pests

Anonymous added on March 4, 2015 | Answered

I have discovered a minute flea-like insect (not flea beetles) that appears to be in the soil around the base of a range of my plants. These little pests appear to attack the roots so the plant fails. If you disturb the soil around the base, it is alive with these creatures. They seem to jump rather than fly. Vine weevil treatment helps but only short term. What are they and how can I get rid of them?

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Answered on March 5, 2015


Thank you for sending us your gardening question.

It sounds like you may have an invasion of fungus gnats. For more information on these pests, please visit the following link:

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