Control Fungus Gnats with Natural Products

Top-selling BTI mosquito control and horticultural oil also control pesky fungus gnats. Anyone who has grown houseplants has probably dealt with fungus gnats. Adult fungus gnats are tiny flying pests that can swarm like an annoying black cloud whenever an infested houseplant or outdoor potted plant is moved.

Fungus gnats (Bradysia species) are small, mosquito- like insects that commonly infest the growing medium in which houseplants and outdoor potted plants grow. Often, when outdoor plants are brought indoors for the colder months, fungus gnats harbored in the potting mix are brought indoors, where they can quickly infest the soil of other houseplants.

Summit® Mosquito Bits named as “a top 20 favorite product” by Living the Country Life

From Living the Country Life – (March, 2015) 20 of our favorite plants and gardening products for 2015 Kill fungus gnats in potted plantsSummit Mosquito Bits® is a popular biological control that kills mos­quito larvae in standing water. But it also kills fungus gnats in potted plants. The active ingredient in Mosquito Bits® is BTI (Bacillus thuringiensis …

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Deer Ban repels deer, protects garden and landscape plants

Hungry deer can devastate flowers, vegetable gardens, shrubs and other landscape plants. Summit® Deer BanTM repellent capsules keep deer from eating ornamentals and other landscape plants. Deer BanTM uses a unique gel-tablet application to provide 100% effective, year-round protection from wildlife damage. Each Deer BanTM capsule contains predator urine that triggers a deer’s animal flight response.

Sod webworms are big problem this September

I’ve been getting a lot of email in the past two weeks about “worms” and “caterpillars” in listeners’ yards. I also received messages and a few phone calls on last weekend’s GardenLine show about moths hovering about in the early morning hours. And I’ve been looking at a few turf samples in my consulting business that obviously weren’t damaged by chinch bugs, take-all patch or brownpatch.

Don’t let insect pests hitchhike indoors

Many homeowners bring potted plants indoors before freezing temperatures arrive. Growing tender perennials and tropical plants in pots enables them to be enjoyed outdoors during the summer and inside throughout winter’s colder months. But sometimes potted plants bring with them unwanted hitchhikers—insect pests that can thrive in the warms confines of sunrooms and sunny windowsills.

Summit News – Spring/Summer 2014

Summit Responsible Solutions® is proud to support Summit® Year-Round® Spray Oil, Mosquito Dunks®, Mos- quito Bits® and Summit® Caterpillar & Webworm Control with national and regional advertising.

New tropical virus invades USA

Chikungunya, the mosquito-borne virus that continues to spread throughout the Caribbean, has now arrived in the USA. Florida health officials have confirmed the first locally acquired cases of the painful disease. This means mosquitoes on the U.S. mainland have become infected with the disease and are now spreading it to people that they bite.

Summit News – Mosquito Season 2014

Summit Responsible Solutions®, maker of Mosquito Dunks® and Mosquito Bits®, is proud to be the newest supporter of You Bet Your Garden—one of America’s premier radio garden- ing shows. Every week, host Mike McGrath offers tips on fending off insect pests without the use of toxic chemicals.