I'm at the end of my rope! For almost a year now, I've been struggling terribly to get rid of fruit flies / fungus gnats. So first of all - I'm using these two flies synonymously... a local garden center expert said they were the same thing (is that accurate?)
I've tried sooo many things... About 3 different kinds of indoor insecticide, pheromone traps, balsamic vinegar traps, diluted lemon dish detergent spray...
It seems like everything I do only makes it worse, and this is becoming a real problem. I've got probably 25 plants in my apartment, and I've put a lot of time into growing them over the last 4 years or so. In other words, I really don't just want to get rid of them. Probably 50% of my plants have been chronically infested with these flies, and I've had occasional success at getting rid of them, but they always come back.
I've seen all kinds of home remedies, some of which I've tried, but I've been dogged by the feeling that maybe I'm not even dealing with the kind of fly I thought I was. But I'm pretty sure they're just fruit flies, though I can't be sure.
I'd really appreciate any help or suggestions. This is starting to become a real nightmare!