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Removing ant's nests... what happens next?

Discussion in 'General Gardening Discussion' started by Englishgirlinbrazil, Dec 6, 2010.

  1. Phil A

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    Nice one Watergarden,

    The acting was nearly as good as SG1 :thumb: Scary eye protectors though :doh:
     
  2. Englishgirlinbrazil

    Englishgirlinbrazil Apprentice Gardener

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    Just a PS to this thread, that it is now three months on and I don't appear to have any ants nests in my garden.

    Whooopeeee! :rolleyespink:
     
  3. Phil A

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    Hi EGIB,

    Glad you got back to us on that one, when our members stop replying we often mistakenly think they have been consumed by ants, phew :heehee:

    Good that is sorted:dbgrtmb:
     
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    Hello Victoria, can I ask here: can these methods be used if there are ants' nests under my plants? They built it under my all lavenders! I have tried to water them regularly but lavender does not like a lot of moisture so I was afraid to kill my young plants...do you think washing liquid, vinegar or saltwater can be used in my case or not? There are a lot of them on my roses as well due to aphids: I think I have seen you answer somewhere about washing liquid on aphids as well? Is it is correct, would you be able to avise what proportion I need to make not to burn my young plants, please?
     
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    @Yana I would avoid watering with saltwater. There are nematodes that can be used against ants and also products containing diatomaceous earth can be used against ants.
    Years ago I had a gooseberry bush with a similar problems; it got dug up, the ant nest was dug out and the gooseberry replanted in clean soil from another part of the garden.
    As for the aphids I would use an insecticidal soap or Neem oil.
     
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    Hello Yana. As I mentioned you just put a big squeeze of washing up liquid in your standard spray bottle and shake. You can also put a dash of hydrogen peroxide or rubbing alcohol in to use on ants or aphids. It will not harm your plants. I used it on ants last week and also on my Brugmansia.
     
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      Thank you very much for your advise
       
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      Hmmmm....all this dosing the soil with detergent/vinegar/salt/bleach! I use the proprietary little round traps that you squeeze a few drops of anticide into. Other creatures can't access it, it gets taken straight back to the nest and destroys it. It works extremely well without polluting the soil or damaging plants. Once you have the traps, the fourmicide comes in refill tubes.
      https://www.amazon.fr/Fertiligène-A...eywords=piege+a+fourmis&qid=1627413127&sr=8-6
       
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