What can I use to get rid of ants in fern roots? With all the rain in Houston, ants are crawling everywhere and got into fern. I have tried just washing them out. What about diluted dish soap?
Ants in Staghorn Fern
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
There are several home remedies, the article below has more information.
This is a case where I might recommend using a commercial ant spray to quickly kill off the ants.
Your local garden center or greenhouse should stock this treatment.