Natural Enemies Of Fungus Gnats

The fungus gnat occurs all year round in greenhouses and causes serious damage to crops. The insect occurs mainly in damp places and lives from organic material. If this is not the case, it will also eat the roots of living plants. Royal Brinkman has chemical and biological products to combat fungus gnats.

How to get rid of fungus gnats?

The fungus gnat can multiply rapidly, which is why it is important to start fighting the fungus gnat quickly when the first signs of damage have been found. 

Fungus gnat biological control

Sciarid flies simplify themselves quite quickly in the crop, so timely detection of the first damage and control is of great importance. Because the sciarid fly is difficult to move in the crop, a local control of the mosquito is sufficient. The pest mainly feeds on dead organic material and prefers to be found in damp areas. Because of the increasingly limited range of chemical pesticides, the control of sciarid flies is increasingly done in a biological way. Sciarid flies can be controlled biologically through the use of natural enemies, including:
  • Nematodes steinernema feltiae is the natural enemy of the sciarid fly and enters the prey after administration;
  • Predatory beetle atheta coriaria is the natural enemy of the larvae of the sciarid fly. The fighter lives in not too dry crops;
Next to nematodes and predatory beetles also the soil predatory mite hypoasis miles is used. This predatory mite is the natural enemy of many different pests in the horticultural sector. This makes the Hypoaspis an effective fighter. When biological control of the sciarid fly is not entirely possible, chemical pesticides can be used. Always consult the Injection Advice Guide to see which agents are allowed in your crop. Our specialists wrote the article: How can you control sciarid flies? This article discusses the damage image, the life cycle and control possibilities of the sciarid fly.

Biological control of sciarid flies with nematodes

The nematode steinernema feltiae is used as a biological fighter of the sciarid fly. The nematodes actively search for their prey after administration. Then the nematodes secrete a bacterium, which causes the prey to die. Steinernema can be applied both in the soil and on the leaves, preferably in humid conditions. In our assortment you will find 1 product containing the nematode Steinernema feltiae: NEMAcontrol feltiae. Dissolve the nematodes in 10 liters of water and stir the mixture. After making the spraying solution you can apply it using the usual spraying equipment. NEMAcontrol feltiae comes in packs of 1 billion nematodes.

Fungus gnat repellents biological control with predatory beetle Atheta

The predatory beetle Atheta coriaria is the natural enemy of, among others, the sciarid fly. The predatory beetle lives in the upper layer of the soil or substrate. The adult predatory beetles move in flight, which makes them very agile. Atheta can be used in almost all crops where it is not too dry. In our assortment you will find various products containing the predatory beetle Atheta coriaria, including ATHETAcontrol.

Buy fungus gnat / sciarid flies repellents

When buying the pesticides for the fungus gnats, it is important to check which chemicals are permitted in your type of cultivation. In addition to the chemical pesticides, biological agents / natural enemies can also be used. Our specialists will gladly help you to buy the right pesticides against fungus gnats. After the purchase of the pesticide, you can choose for personal guidance for the use of the pesticides. Do you have questions or do you want advice on biological control of sciarid flies? Please contact our specialists. On working days you will receive a response within 24 hours.

Natural Enemies Of Fungus Gnats

The fungus gnat occurs all year round in greenhouses and causes serious damage to crops. The insect occurs mainly in damp places and lives from organic material. If this is not the case, it will also eat the roots of living plants. Royal Brinkman has chemical and biological products to combat fungus gnats.

How to get rid of fungus gnats?

The fungus gnat can multiply rapidly, which is why it is important to start fighting the fungus gnat quickly when the first signs of damage have been found. 

Fungus gnat biological control

Sciarid flies simplify themselves quite quickly in the crop, so timely detection of the first damage and control is of great importance. Because the sciarid fly is difficult to move in the crop, a local control of the mosquito is sufficient. The pest mainly feeds on dead organic material and prefers to be found in damp areas. Because of the increasingly limited range of chemical pesticides, the control of sciarid flies is increasingly done in a biological way. Sciarid flies can be controlled biologically through the use of natural enemies, including:
  • Nematodes steinernema feltiae is the natural enemy of the sciarid fly and enters the prey after administration;
  • Predatory beetle atheta coriaria is the natural enemy of the larvae of the sciarid fly. The fighter lives in not too dry crops;
Next to nematodes and predatory beetles also the soil predatory mite hypoasis miles is used. This predatory mite is the natural enemy of many different pests in the horticultural sector. This makes the Hypoaspis an effective fighter. When biological control of the sciarid fly is not entirely possible, chemical pesticides can be used. Always consult the Injection Advice Guide to see which agents are allowed in your crop. Our specialists wrote the article: How can you control sciarid flies? This article discusses the damage image, the life cycle and control possibilities of the sciarid fly.

Biological control of sciarid flies with nematodes

The nematode steinernema feltiae is used as a biological fighter of the sciarid fly. The nematodes actively search for their prey after administration. Then the nematodes secrete a bacterium, which causes the prey to die. Steinernema can be applied both in the soil and on the leaves, preferably in humid conditions. In our assortment you will find 1 product containing the nematode Steinernema feltiae: NEMAcontrol feltiae. Dissolve the nematodes in 10 liters of water and stir the mixture. After making the spraying solution you can apply it using the usual spraying equipment. NEMAcontrol feltiae comes in packs of 1 billion nematodes.

Fungus gnat repellents biological control with predatory beetle Atheta

The predatory beetle Atheta coriaria is the natural enemy of, among others, the sciarid fly. The predatory beetle lives in the upper layer of the soil or substrate. The adult predatory beetles move in flight, which makes them very agile. Atheta can be used in almost all crops where it is not too dry. In our assortment you will find various products containing the predatory beetle Atheta coriaria, including ATHETAcontrol.

Buy fungus gnat / sciarid flies repellents

When buying the pesticides for the fungus gnats, it is important to check which chemicals are permitted in your type of cultivation. In addition to the chemical pesticides, biological agents / natural enemies can also be used. Our specialists will gladly help you to buy the right pesticides against fungus gnats. After the purchase of the pesticide, you can choose for personal guidance for the use of the pesticides. Do you have questions or do you want advice on biological control of sciarid flies? Please contact our specialists. On working days you will receive a response within 24 hours.