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Old 12-11-2017, 08:30 PM   #1
Exclamation Need Help with mysterious bugs in cages, Any Advice Please!

Hello everyone, so I have recently encountered an issue where I have what seems like tens to hundreds of these tiny black bugs(sort of resembling fruitflies), flying around the inside of some of my enclosures. It is only an issue where I have mulch/eco-earth fiber. The eco-earth to me, seems to be bringing them out but I can't understand why all of a sudden? I have not changed to any different brands, my cleaning techniques have not changed recently, everything I have is kept nice and clean, there are zero feces, zero spoiled food etc. Can anyone tell me what may have caused these to just appear one day and what I can do about it and to avoid this happening again. Thank you all for your time.
Old 12-12-2017, 12:16 AM   #2
Sometimes natural substrates get contaminated with insect eggs. To avoid problems in the future you can put the substrate you're planning on using that day into a baking pan, and then bake it at around 150*F for an hour, to kill any insect eggs that may have been laid in it.
Old 05-24-2018, 07:30 AM   #3
Alternatively, if you don't want to bake it, you could freeze the substrates for 72 hours before introducing it to the habitat.
Old 04-11-2019, 05:28 PM   #4
Sounds like Gnats. I had for a while in my crested gecko tank. I put out apple cider vinegar mixed with orange juice in a jar. Put plastic wrap over the jar and poke small holes in it, so the animal can't get inside but the flies can. I set up a few of these traps around and inside the enclosure and it did the trick just fine

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