flying insect identification found on house plants

Asked October 12, 2020, 5:50 PM EDT

Hello, Can you please identify this flying insect that seems to be coming from my house plants that include orchids, but also other plant species? These were caught on a stick'em trap on I think a miltonia orchid but they seem to be flying around all of the plants. Is there a way to rid them short of throwing out all of the plants? What is the least toxic means of controlling them? Thank you for your help. Bob

Multnomah County Oregon

1 Response

These insects appear to be fungus gnats. If so ,that indicates the growing 'room' and/ or growing media are a bit too moist/humid.

Since you mentioned miltonia, are you growing in a greenhouse?

Please send an image or two of the growing space/room/house.