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Reviewed in the United States on June 23, 2020
I had a REALLY bad fungus gnats problem and I have A LOT of houseplants. The problem was so bad, I was going to get rid of all my plants. But I just didn't want to!! Yellow Sticky Traps and Spray Insecticide provided little relief.
First I ordered 4 of the small bottles and used those up. Still had gnats a week later, but improved. At least they weren't flying around my bathroom sink.
Then I ordered the big bottle. I put the yellow sticky traps in all the plants to see which plants had a worse case of the gnats. Bonide works well on some plants and takes longer on others. I dosed the plants with worse gnats with more Bonide. I have also noticed that while you do not want to water too much (and lose the Bonide draining out) , you definitely want to water more than a sprinkle, because the product needs to really seep into the plant.
Two days later, more improvement, but still an occasional gnat which suggested that some plants were still infested. Again, the yellow sticky traps were my friend and I was able to identify the still infected plants and water 10 days later with yet another dose of Bonide. These were very BIG plants too.
As some other reviewers have mentioned, I did have one plant that has started having a few yellow leaves. It was very infected and the first application was ineffective. The rest of the plant looks healthy and I hope it will make it. It is growing new leaves. I watered it with some Miracle Gro. Will see how that works.
Overall, this is an expensive product, but if you love your plants you should consider it, I have found nothing better. This big bottle is much more cost effective than the smaller bottles if you have a lot of plants.
Best of luck to you all getting rid of those nasty little gnats!! They are so annoying!
I am free of those damn gnats. The one plant definitely keeps getting more yellow leaves (it was seriously infected) but I am cutting them off. There are multiple new shoots that are not growing in yellow.
I am also using it when I re-pot, and mixing into the soil. No new problems.
It took a long time for the plants to heal, and when they say that fungus gnats are harmless, I disagree. They really harmed some baby plants that did not make it, and stunted the growth of others. They are all now coming back and healthy.
HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS PRODUCT.