A large amount of moisture in the soil, as well as a purchased soil of not the best quality, can cause the breeding of Simuliidae in the places where houseplants are located.

Any florist knows that the appeared mosquito in pots with indoor flowers not only destroys shoots, but also by its presence delays discomfort to the owners of the house.

Therefore, you need to get rid of harmful and importunate insects as soon as possible, thereby preventing the death of flowers. To do this is not so difficult, and we'll look at some simple ways how to get rid of midges in colors.

The main reasons for the appearance of insects

  • purchase of land low soil quality (the soil originally infected larvae of midges)
  • improper care of indoor plants (excessive moisture is created, which contributes to the development of swampy insects);
  • moss in flowers also reproduce in winter - at this time plants do not require much moisture, as in summer. And the soil, saturated with moisture, is always ideal for the reproduction of insects. That's why they are sometimes quite difficult to get rid of.

The midge itself does not pose a great danger to houseplants and plants, but this can not be said of larvae - the latter are deposited by gnats directly in the soil and feed on the roots of flowers and plants, causing them great harm.

How to get rid of lice

You will need the following "ingredients": potassium permanganate, orange peel, a bar of soap, some garlic and a remedy for midges. Let's consider in more detail

1. Sort the plants into healthy and infected larvae, separate them from the others. This is necessary in order to prevent further development of the larvae of the flower midges. The best treatment is for all colors: healthy, and sick, since there is a risk that the healthy ones also had time to catch the larvae, but in any case it is important to separate the plants from each other.

2. Do not water flowers and other houseplants very often. Monitor the moisture in the pots (should not be too wet). When the soil turns sour due to high humidity, the midges immediately appear in it.

3. Dissolve some potassium permanganate in water so that the solution was slightly pink in color, and pour it on the ground. Too saturated solution will burn the plants.

4. Similarly, make a mild soapy solution and also pour the soil. This will help get rid of midges and will not harm the flowers.

5. Peel the garlic head from the rind, cut each tooth into thin pieces and lay them on the ground surface throughout the pot. Another "garlic" way: to clean a couple of heads, very finely chop and boil with boiling water. Infuse for 4-5 hours, then sprinkle with garlic solution of indoor plants.

6. Orange peel pre-cut into strips and leave to dry. And then just stick in the ground these strips.

7. At night turn on the fumigator - it helps to get rid of adult insects.

8. And, of course, special means sold in pharmacies, in markets and in flower boutiques. They will destroy all insects that are in the soil. Preparations Grom-2. Aktar and even all known chalk from the cockroaches "Mashenka", which can be ground and sprinkled to the ground.

9. If, after all the manipulations described above, the midges from room flowers continue their atrocities, then it only remains to replace the soil and transplant all the plants. When transplanting the flowers, carefully clean the roots of the soil and treat them chemically with mosquitoes, which can be bought in a flower shop.