Insect Pest Control

How Can I Get Rid of Ants?


anjiall added on July 19, 2012 | Answered

My house was built around 15 yrs ago, and I have always had an ant problem. They have taken over all the pots in the garden, and they eat the roots of everything. Growbags work but they're ugly. I've thought about putting in raised beds and buying sterile topsoil, but if the ants get into pots, they'll infest those as well.


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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on July 20, 2012

Typically, ants are not a threat to the garden but are instead attracted to the honeydew secretions left behind from certain pests, like aphids. Of course, they may also be attracted to rotting or sugary fruits. Cornmeal is often used in home remedies for treating ants. These articles should also provide suggestions for getting rid of ants: 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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