Get Rid of the Ants in Your Containers

Posted by @Xeramtheum on
A large part of my garden is in containers, so I am constantly battling ants that would like to take up residence. Here is how I get rid of them. When I find a pot crawling with ants, I sprinkle a little granular insecticide on the ground and a little on the surface of the soil in the pots, then water. Ants will vacate the premises in about 48 hours. I've also started sprinkling a little granular insecticide when I set out pots on the ground in the spring before the ants even have a chance to build a new home. It usually keeps the pots ant free for 2 months or so. This also works well for plants I keep in the greenhouse with saucers under them.

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Is this good for? by kaleem May 13, 2013 2:15 PM 5
Ants in pots by cynda May 12, 2013 5:30 AM 3
ant repellants for food plants in containers by hazelnut May 11, 2013 8:05 AM 0
insecticide by EileenThompson May 11, 2013 5:38 AM 0
I like that idea! by jeri11 May 10, 2013 7:25 PM 10

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