Talk:Fungus gnat

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The text of this entry is, so far, directly taken from the Ohio fact sheet, and is geared heavily toward pest control, rather than a simple description of the families of flies. I don't know much about Diptera, so I'll only do minimal edits to the text. Deirdre 03:03, 24 July 2005 (UTC)

This means it is in breach of their copyright (Ohio State U is not part of the US Federal Govt., so it is not public domain) - it'll have to be removed and the article started over - MPF 11:09, 24 January 2006 (UTC)
The first paragraph appears to be entirely by wikipedia contributors and is a good stub, so I've put that in the replacement Temp page - MPF 11:26, 24 January 2006 (UTC)
The last paragraph is poorly punctuated and uses vague terms. "drain pan" is not a term familiar to everyone. "plants drain pan" makes no sense unless it has an apostrophe: "plant's drain pan", surely? Even so, "drain pan". What's that? (talk) 18:05, 26 October 2009 (UTC)


It should also be mentioned here that the bioluminescent larvae of a New Zealand species, Arachnocampa, are quite famous amongst tourists and locals alike. Edaemus (talk) 13:03, 16 February 2010 (UTC)


"Annually drenching the soil in an insecticidal soap; neem oil may be used as a repellent when diluted 1 teaspoon per litre of water and applied 300 ml per square meter of soil", this makes no sense at all. Oil doesn't dilute in water, nor vice versa. Meaning that applying a teaspoon in water won't do ANYTHING other than randomize where the exact portion of oil is going to hit the soil when you water it. But it wont be diluted at all... Did I misunderstand something here or is this tip really as ridiculous as it sounds? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 23:47, 18 December 2012 (UTC)

The Neem oil page lists pesticide as one of its uses but doesn't elaborate on how to prepare it. There seems to be many guides on the internet recommending that neem oil be mixed with water to use as a pesticide. I can't vouch for their veracity. --Spuzzdawg (talk) 02:19, 27 July 2013 (UTC)

Neem oil (1 tsp/qt)is added to warm water with 1/2 tsp dish soap. I use a paint stirrer on a cordless drill to mix. If the oil still comes to the surface after standing for a minute, add more soap. Dawn works best, Safer soap is good too. This solution can be used as a soil drench to kill larvae or sprayed on the plant to take care of plant chewing insects. It does not harm ladybugs, etc. is a good source for info and neem products.Polarcharm450 (talk) 22:50, 13 March 2014 (UTC)

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Good details on life cycle, and different management methods. 585ad205105278a06716f2ebe4c82c92 (talk) 21:17, 25 July 2014 (UTC)

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