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little black flies all over top of soil

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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#1 Comment By shelley On 04/29/2015 @ 1:22 am

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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