Question by  Diverse (25)

What are the tiny black flies on the leaves of my potted plants?

These bugs are very small, resembling tiny flies. What are they, and will they harm my plants?


Answer by  hibpmgirl (2166)

They are probably fruit flies or some sort of knat. they can hurt your plants, I would try to get some deterant to keep them off the house plants.


Answer by  re6203 (14)

You are probably dealing with soil gnats, which feed on organic soil matter and often find their way into packaged potting soils. They can often be killed by pouring soapy water into the soil and leaving it for a few minutes before rinsing with plain water.


Answer by  fiddlefaddle (883)

They might be fungus gnats. Fungus gnats have the potential to harm plants. Look up pictures of fungus gnats and compare them to be sure.


Answer by  greggula (112)

There is a good probability the the little flies on your plants are aphids. Aphids come in multiple varieties and colors. They are harmful to your plants and ugly to look at, Some people buy lady bug beetles for their gardens to consume aphids.

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