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California (Zone 9a)
May 21, 2020 9:39 PM CST
|Now that summer has come, ants are coming out and they're very annoying. When I lifted my cucumber plants up earlier, there were so many ants. There were also many winged ants. I am sure there's a nest in the soil because every time I dig up the soil in that area, ants come swarming out of the hole. Is there any solution to kill off or at least control them? I tried making a liquid solution with four parts sugar, one part Borax, and some water, but the ants haven't even touched it since I placed it in the garden bed. The pictures don't really show the ants that well but they're definitely there.
May 22, 2020 12:25 AM CST
|If the ants are in an area without plants, you can keep stirring the soil up. If in areas with plants, you could pour Insecticidal Soap into the mounds.
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May 22, 2020 1:38 AM CST
|It is a possibility what you are calling winged ants are instead termites. They take to the air in mating flights this time of the year. Ants do this, too. Terro makes a product that is a liquid bait in a stake that you push into the ground. I've used these with good results.
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