Drowning in Yellow

20160308A.jpgOne way to catch fungus gnats, these annoying tiny black flies that flit around your home and bother your guests, but whose larvae actually live in the soil of your houseplants, is to take a yellow bowl (or to paint a bowl yellow), fill it with water, and place it among the infested plants. Attracted by the color of the bowl, adult gnats will fall into the water and drown.

(Sometimes insect control is much easier than you thought!)

Garden writer and blogger, author of 65 gardening books, lecturer and communicator, the Laidback Gardener, Larry Hodgson, passed away in October 2022. Known for his great generosity, his thoroughness and his sense of humor, he reached several generations of amateur and professional gardeners over his 40-year career. Thanks to his son, Mathieu Hodgson, and a team of contributors, will continue its mission of demystifying gardening and making it more accessible to all.

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