Insect Pest Control
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How to keep ants out of patio pots

Zone 8-9 | mammaking added on September 10, 2012 | Answered

I would like to know what I can do to keep ants out of my pots and is it possible for the ants to cause damage to the roots of my plants?

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Nikki
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Answered on September 11, 2012

You can get rid of them by treating your soil with a pesticide or by replacing the soil in the pot. 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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