Palm Tree Problems

Little Black Flies All Over Top of Soil

tinhunter.av8 added on April 28, 2015 | Answered

My elephant foot palm has been in storage at a friend's place for a couple of months while relocating. I think it's been "over-loved" w/water and has scads of little black flies all over the top of the soil - much like fruit flies. How do I remedy? Also, it is in a bark mulch type soil which should be changed to 1/2 potting soil and sand or cactus soil.

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Answered on April 29, 2015

It sounds like you have fungus gnats. Here is an article that will give you more information on these pests and how to deal with them:

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