Insect Pest Control
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Ants in My Garden

Anonymous added on June 2, 2011 | Answered

What pesticide can I use to spray my garden for ants? I am a licensed tech from Massachusetts.

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on June 3, 2011

Ants do not typically cause problems with the plants themselves but are generally attracted to honeydew left from other pests, like aphids. Getting rid of the offending pest will help with the ants. Neem oil is effective for most pest problems and is a safer alternative to using chemicals. Here is more information: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/pesticides/neem-oil-uses.htm

In the meantime, here is an article or two that you may also find helpful: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/keeping-ants-of-flowering-vines-vegetables-and-flowers.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/insects/get-rid-of-ants.htm

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