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Gnat Bugs (fruit flies) love it, I don't.
Reviewed in the United States on March 12, 2014
I've given this bedding two tries in the last 4 months and both times it has attracted gnats! I've been using a simple coco-brick mix for over 2 years for my box turtle with no problems, so right before Christmas I wanted to mix things up for him and see if it would hold moisture in the tank better. This forest bedding does hold moisture well, but I recommend using it OUTSIDE on plants, nothing in the house.
As soon as 2-3 weeks passed, I noticed a couple of gnats (both times!). Of course, I squished them as soon as I saw them, but that's apparently not enough. Either this bedding attracts gnats or has the eggs in the bedding already there; I have a swarm of them again and now I have to reorder more coco-bricks to replace what my box turtle is currently using. I didn't have any gnat problems in my house until I started buying this product. I do not recommend using it on anything in the house, outside only.