getting rid of fungus gnats

I have fungus gnats. dunno where i got them and i mix my own potting soil, but i have them. probably from something i bought at a DIY store. :(

Here is what i know about Fungus gnats, they are small, dark, short-lived flies, they are typically harmless to healthy plants - and humans - but can inflict extensive damage to seedlings; their presence can be indicative of more serious problems. In houseplants, the presence of fungus gnats may indicate over-watering, they may be feeding on roots that have sat in drain water too long and are thus rotting, or the gnats may be attracted to fungus growing in saturated topsoil. Symptoms of an infestation may be delayed plant growth, wilting, yellowing leaves and rotten roots.

Here is a list of how to get rid of fungus gnats :

Sticky traps : You can buy yellow sticky traps for indoor plants to control insects inside, they will work with fungus gnats. The idea is that the yellow color will attract and when they go to investigate, they will be caught by the sticky substance on the trap.

Fungus Gnat Killer Soap Spray Recipe

Killer Soap Spray Recipe : Mix 2 tablespoons of lemon dish detergent or Ivory liquid soap with 1 gallon of water, use this mixture to drench the soil hosting them. After about 1 hour, spray the leaves with clear water to rinse soap off.

Nicotine Fungus Gnats Remedy

Tobacco : Break some cigarettes and make a thin layer of tobacco over the soil , nicotine is repulsive. Do not use on herbs or plants that we eat.

Apple Cider Vinegar Trap for Fungus Gnats

Trap : Pour a tablespoon or two of apple cider vinegar in a cup, the top it with water. Leave the cup near the plants with the problem. They will be attracted to the vinegar and drown.

How to Kill Fungus Gnats Naturally

Dry There Home : Allow the soil to dry completely (about one to two cm of soil is completely dry), so that your plants begin to wilt before watering them again . You must let the larvae in the soil to dry completely , adults cannot reproduced in dry soil, so the cycle will end.

Natural Homemade Fungus Gnat Spray

Rubbing alcohol spray : Mix 1 cup of Rubbing alcohol with 1 liter of water, pour into a spray bottle. Spray and treat the Fungus Gnat infected plants and soil every three days for two weeks. Be sure to test first on a sheet to check that the mixture is not too hard on your plants.