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Old 06-05-2008, 08:12 PM
 
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While Looking At My Plants I See Quite A Few Ants In My Containers....will They Eat The Plants And How Would I Try A Minimize The Crawly Critters........thanks!
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Old 06-05-2008, 09:42 PM
 
Location: McKinleyville, California
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You can plant marigolds in the containers or garlic even. Another thing that you can do is make a tea of feverfew or tansy [ natural pyrethrums ] and when it is cool, drench the soil with the diluted tea, yarrow works too.
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Old 06-07-2008, 07:27 PM
 
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Thanks for the natural remedy TheDragonslayer. I am also having the same problem with ants.
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Old 06-10-2008, 04:42 PM
 
Location: San Diego, CA
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Here's an interesting article I read today that may address your problem: How to Get Rid of Ants Without Using a Pesticide - Associated Content

Summary:
1. cornmeal or grits -- ants can't completely digest it, starve to death
2. vinegar -- vinger/water solution keeps ants away
3. boric acid -- proven killer, nontoxic
4. pour boiling water on ant nest
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Old 06-10-2008, 04:50 PM
 
Location: N of citrus, S of decent corn
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Why would you care if ants were in your planters? They aren't known for causing any harm to plants.
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