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Q.Will Crushed Red Pepper Deter Ants But Not Ladybugs?

Zone 95391 | Roxygrrltaylor added on August 21, 2020 | Answered

I’m trying to kill aphids with ladybugs but ants keep taking over. Trying to keep ladybugs and get rid of ants.

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Answered on August 24, 2020

The ants are feeding on the aphid's honeydew, so ants will try to protect the aphids. I would think the red pepper would repel the ladybugs, too. Here are more ideas:

Here are some natural ways to repel the ants:



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