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There is a fungus gnat powder you can purchase. Fungus gnats come up put of the soil when you water. Just sprinkle some powder on the surface of the soil after watering and they will die. Any other remedy may kill off the plant too.
Have not tried it but a lady gave this remedy which works for her. Sprinkle cinnamon over the dirt in the pot.
Fungus gnats thrive on moist soil. Let the soil on all of your house plants dry completely before rewatering. Also, make sure that all damp areas of your house (including the bottoms of sinks and tubs) are dried. Once the moisture is gone, the gnats will leave for another damp spot.
That's great that something works. As for contaminated soil, you can microwave it to kill whatever's in there that shouldn't be. (Make sure you clean the microwave afterward in case some of the soil gets into it - you don't want those bugs in your food!)