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Lilly writes,

Will this product 'Maxforce Fine Granular Insect Bait' harm household plants when sprinkled on the top soil ?

I think this is where the 'fruit flies' or 'plant gnats' are living .


Maxforce fine granular bait will not harm household plants.  However, Maxforce fine granular insect bait is not labeled for fungus gnats and would not be the right product to use.  Fungus gnats from plants usually occur when the plant soil remains too wet.  You should take the potted plants outside to dry the soil a little bit and spray the top soil with our popular Talstar liquid insecticide.  Talstar is labeled for lawn and ornamentals and will not harm the plants.

Answer last updated on: 05/05/2010

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