I've been battling fungus gnats lately and thought I was catching up with them. Today I ran my fingers through my media and discovered hordes of tiny white bugs. When I first uncover them they move quickly almost like jumping for cover. I have 2 GBs One is full of them the other few or none that I can see. Check out the pic and videos. Any ideas what they are and how to get rid of them?
I haven't noticed anything in the grow bed media yet. The fliers aren't taking over yet. What kind of nematodes did you use?
I use Steinernema feltiae. They are effective and are the recommended greenhouse pest control nematode. They are an excellent choice to control fungus gnats in the system.
Steinernema feltiae are also used to control:
Beet Armyworm, Black Cutworm, Cabbage Maggot, Codling Moth, Corn Earworm, Cucumber Beetle, Fruit Fly, Humpbacked Flies, Leafminer, Onion Maggot, Pill Bug, Rasberry Crown Borer, Sclarid, Shore Fly, Sweet Potato Weevil, Subterranean Termite, Thrips, Ticks, and Tobacco Cutworm.
I hope this helps.