Fungus Gnats are bad for your garden. Root Knot Galls will destroy your root systems and hinder your garden's growth.

 

 GOOD BUGS VS FUNGUS GNATS

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Nematodes (Steinernema feltiae): Feeds on over 200 soil pests but this breed prefer to prey on fly pests known collectively as "fungus gnats" as well as plant parasitic nematodes, particularly those of the Root Knot group. Adults are white worm-like insects about 934 micrometers. Extremely beneficial for outdoor scenarios as well as indoor application, such as hydroponics or interiorscapes. Click here to see related products.
Hypoaspis miles: Feeds on Fungus Gnats, Root Aphids, Western Flower Thrips. Hypoaspis is a native species of soil-dwelling mites which feed on small insects and other mites. This tiny (0.5 mm) light-brown predatory mite naturally inhabits the top 1/2” layer of soil where fungus gnats, where spring tails and thrips pupae dwell. The female Hypoaspis mites lay their eggs in the soil, which hatch in 1-2 days. Populations of Hypoaspis include both sexes, but the males are much smaller and rarely seen. Each Hypoaspis mite will consume 1-5 prey or eggs per day. They survive by feeding on algae and/or plant debris when insects are not available. Their entire life cycle is 7-11 days. Click here to see related products.

 

DIRECT PREDATORS

 

Atheta coriaria: Feeds on Shore Flies, Fungus Gnats, and Western Flower Thrips. This Predatory beetle preys upon Sciarid and shore fly larvae and eggs. Adults are 3–4 mm in length. They develop from an egg to an adult in approximately 21 days. They pass through 3 larval instars prior to adult hood. All larval instars are highly mobile predators.  Each female is reported to lay between 150 & 190 eggs. These insects will kill many more individuals than it consumes at high prey densities. They may consume up to 154 sciarid eggs in 1 day. Click here to see related products.