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Mitigating Fungus Gnats

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    Reduce the temperature of the growing environment.
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    Remove any aborted mushrooms / dead mushroom tissue.
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    Keep kits away from houseplants / other growing crops.
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    Gnats can point to the kit being towards the end of its life.

Fungus Gnats

Fungus gnats are small, flying insects that are commonly attracted to mushroom and vegetable growing environments due to the presence of moist, organic matter in the soil. While their presence may be a nuisance, it is important to note that fungus gnats in small numbers are generally not harmful to the kits themselves.

To minimize the attraction of fungus gnats to your mushroom kit, there are several steps you can take. Firstly, ensure proper the temperature is within the recommended range of your kit, if you can reduce the temperature to the lower end of the range, that will be best Fungus gnats thrive in warm environments, so maintaining cooler temperatures will help lower their presence.

Additionally, ensure there is no dead or aborted mushrooms left on the kit. Also ensure the kit is correctly hydrated 

Consider the age of your kit, as older kits will be more prone to attracting these over time. If you are keeping kits for a number of weeks, this will increase the risk. If you have a large quantity of gnats, it could be an indication your kit is close to or at the end of its life.

If fungus gnats do become a persistent issue, there are non-toxic methods of control that can be employed. Such as using yellow sticky traps can help reduce fungus gnat populations.

Overall, while fungus gnats may be attracted to mushroom and vegetable growing environments, they are generally not harmful and can be managed effectively through the typical cropping life cycle of a kit. By implementing these strategies, you can enjoy a thriving garden while keeping fungus gnat populations in check.