Gnatrol is the best thing we’ve discovered for eliminating bugs (specifically fungus gnats) in our composting toilet. Let’s face it, composting toilets are absolutely wonderful . . . until you get a fly infestation. So the trick is to not get one.
Gnatrol is an organic pest control that specifically targets fungus gnats. And when
We use 1 TABLESPOON of the Gnatrol powder in about 1-1/2 gallons of coconut coir when we change the compost. I sprinkle it dry over the top of the coconut coir, despite what the instructions say about mixing with water. Then as we crank the compost, it gets mixed in.
Amazon used to sell small containers of Gnatrol but that stopped about six months ago. After getting a fungus gnat infestation just the second month of using a substitute, I was determined to find a new source (I really don’t need 16 pounds of it for $455, which is what Amazon offers). I’ve discovered that two places now sell Gnatrol in small quantities:
A 2-ounce container lasted us about 10 months, changing compost roughly every three weeks.
Both offer free shipping in the US; Gnatrol offers very inexpensive international shipping ($4 for a 2-ounce container).
NOTE: Sevin dust or liquid will also kill fungus gnats as will malathion. However, both of those are much more toxic, require special handling and should not be used indoors or near water. Gnatrol is a much better alternative.Some links above (including all Amazon links) are affiliate links, meaning that I earn from qualifying purchases. Learn more.