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Oct 24, 2014 1:12 PM CST
For the last two years, every time I plant eggplants, ants seem to find them and invade either the top of the fruit or the corners of new leaves as they emerge from the stalk. I figured they are sucking the sugars. I have used powdered as well as liquid spinosad, and orange oil mixed with liquid molasses. They work for a couple of days but then the ants come back and have not been able to harvest my usual eggplants. Do you have any other ideas how to get rid of the ants?
Name: Dillard Haley
Augusta Georgia (Zone 8a)
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Oct 24, 2014 2:07 PM CST
Never had ants bother eggplants but they will farm aphids. Get rid of the aphids and the ants dissappear. Ia m not organic so I hesitate to suggest solutions other than the standard hose them off. Hopefully the organic folks will come in with more suggestions.

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