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Yard ants

Zone Wisconsin | Teresa Pittz added on December 3, 2016 | Answered

I have a ton of ant hills in my yard, specifically after a rain and under trees but also in flower beds and in open yard. I've tried a borax mix and a vinegar mix. But they killed the grass. Any sprays I have used kill them but they just move to a new spot. Help! Sorry, I don't have any pics.

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Alisma
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Answered on December 4, 2016

Yes, it can be very difficult to rid your yard of ants, since there are usually a few survivors of any treatment, and they just move to another spot. Here is some advice on getting rid of or coping with ants in lawns:

http://blog-yard-garden-news.extension.umn.edu/2010/07/field-ants-in-home-lawns.html
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/insects/get-rid-of-ants.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/insects/how-to-control-ants-in-lawns.htm

Ant repelling scents and plants can help:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/insects/keeping-ants-off-flowers.htm

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