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how to get rid of black ants

Zone corner of the backyard | hcollova added on May 27, 2015 | Answered

I haven't planted my garden yet cause I don't know how to get rid of black ants. Could I sprinkle cinnamon across the dirt to kill the ants?

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shelley
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Answered on May 27, 2015

Here is an article that will give you ideas on how to get rid of ants in your garden.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/insects/get-rid-of-ants.htm

The jury seems to be out on whether cinnamon is an effective way to get rid of ants. One entomologist, for example, did a study and her findings were that they increased ant activity. However, you can conduct your own experiment and see if it works for you!

http://fireant.tamu.edu/entomologist-testing-puts-bite-on-many-home-fire-ant-treatments/

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