Fungus gnats are a common indoor pest of houseplants. They are especially prone to environments where moisture and humidity are high. Fungus gnats look like a combination of a mosquito and a fly. They are grayish-black in color, and although they can fly, they are not the strongest fliers. The maggots and larvae have a long white-to-transparent body with a shiny black head. These pests are common in damp, rich soils and will emerge out of potted plants typically after a watering. If you are looking for exterminators in Timonium, Lutherville and beyond, Raven Termite and Pest Control have extensive experience handling insect infestations of all kinds.
How to Prevent Fungus Gnat Infestations
Fungus gnat infestations are particularly common in the fall. The insects are seeking warmer shelter and migrate indoors. A fungus gnat infestation is a death sentence to your household plants. If the insects plant eggs in the plant soil, the larvae will attach itself to the roots of the plant. Once hatched they quickly drain the plant of all its nutrition. Additionally, fungus gnats carry fungal diseases that can transfer to the plants.
To avoid a fungus gnat infestation, avoid over-watering your plants. Upturn the soil of all your indoor plants to inspect for the clear larvae. If you find any larvae in a plant, remove the plant from your home immediately. Keep an eye out on all your plants afterward, as the infestation may have spread throughout your home.
If you find presence of fungus gnats, you should call a professional exterminator. A professional will be able to identify all of the affected areas and offer solutions to prevent future infestations. For anyone looking for exterminators in Timonium, Raven Termite and Pest Control is your top choice.
Exterminators in Timonium: Raven Termite and Pest Control
There are many exterminators to choose from, but Raven Termite and Pest Control is your experienced, professional choice. We offer our customers flexible service contracts for any of their pest and insect infestations. Clients can choose from one-time, monthly, bi-monthly, and quarterly pest agreements. Additionally, we offer same day service, so the problem is handled right away. Click here today for your free estimate.