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 more than 60 gardening books, the laidback gardener, Larry Hodgson, lives and gardens in Quebec City, Canada. The Laidback Gardener blog offers more than 2,500 articles to passionate home gardeners, always with the goal of demystifying gardening and making it easier for even novice gardeners. If you have a gardening question, enter it in Search: the answer is probably already there!

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