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Name: Lisa Olson
Washington DC (Zone 7a)
Mar 19, 2017 11:56 AM CST
I'm finding lots of ants underneath potted plants. Suggestions?
Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
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Mar 19, 2017 11:58 AM CST
Do you know what kind of ants they are? Could they be living in one of the pots?
Name: greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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Mar 19, 2017 12:00 PM CST
Are these plants that have spent time outside? or have they always been indoor plants.
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Name: Lisa Olson
Washington DC (Zone 7a)
Mar 19, 2017 12:06 PM CST
No clue what kind of ants they are. Tiny, black, fast. Crossed my mind too that they're living in several pots. Think squirting the soil with mix of water/dish soap might be effective?
Name: Lisa Olson
Washington DC (Zone 7a)
Mar 19, 2017 12:20 PM CST
Christmas cacti had been outdoors last summer. Brugs have been kept indoors. Did hose the cacti off well before I brought them in. Should probably have repotted them too.
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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Mar 19, 2017 3:25 PM CST
Water thoroughly (as in make sure that every bit of soil is soaked) with Insecticidal Soap. It kills ants on contact but has no residual effects. Be prepared with a spray bottle of Insecticidal Soap also, for all the ants that make their get-aways by climbing into the plant.
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Name: Philip Becker
Fresno California (Zone 8a)
Mar 19, 2017 3:33 PM CST
AJAX brand dutch cleanser , under pots. They dont cross over it.
Corn meal on top. Ants eat corn meal and die.
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