Root Aphid/Gnat Damage

 

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When insects feed on roots the damage often shows up on the leaves the roots are feeding

 

 

Treatment

Root aphids and fungus gnats are best removed by breaking their breeding cycle or by wiping out the garden, throwing any unused/used medium away and starting with a clean/sterilized growing space.

The breeding cycle can be broken by killing newly hatched aphids every 2-3 days for 2 weeks. Treatment must also include the root zone where the majority of the aphids will be living.

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