Fungus Gnat

 Identification and Control

Proper identification is an important first step in controlling ants.

Sciaridae and Fungivoridae

How to Identify an 

Fungus Gnat

Fungus gnats are smaller, dark, delicate-looking flies similar in appearance to mosquitos. Their wings are light gray to clear in color, long slender legs and have segmented antennae.

Where do they come from?

Fungus gnats usually originate from soil in potted house plants and can develop in soil or mulch outside of buildings. Eggs and larvae nest in soil and moist organic material.

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What do they look like?

Fungus gnat drawing which shows the wing venation
Wing venation is a key way to identify a fungus gnat
Fungus gnat close up

Where do they live?

Eggs and larvae nest in soil and moist organic material.

Name:

Sciaridae and Fungivoridae

Size:

Small

Diet:

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