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Name: Farmer Bob Miers
Tennessee
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FarmerBob
Oct 1, 2016 7:01 AM CST
I have 2 pots of tomatoes that ants have infested, how to get rid of them without damaging my plants
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
Oct 1, 2016 10:10 AM CST
Hi Bob, Welcome!

Next time you water, mix up some insecticidal soap and water with that. Make sure you get all the soil in the pot. For ants, contact with insecticidal soap is instant death. Be ready with a spray bottle to get all those who try to abandon ship.
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Weedwhacker
Oct 1, 2016 11:53 AM CST
DaisyI said:Hi Bob, Welcome!

Next time you water, mix up some insecticidal soap and water with that. Make sure you get all the soil in the pot. For ants, contact with insecticidal soap is instant death. Be ready with a spray bottle to get all those who try to abandon ship.


Daisy -- will that work on outdoor ants? Like, to pour it on the anthills?

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Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
Oct 1, 2016 12:48 PM CST
Yes, works great. But its a contact poison. You may have to do it more than once.
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Name: Sandy B.
Ford River, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
(Zone 4b-maybe 5a)
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Weedwhacker
Oct 1, 2016 4:43 PM CST
Thanks! Thumbs up
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