Is there an organic way of getting rid of ants?

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Is there an organic way of getting rid of ants?
« Reply #15 on: September 19, 2007, 14:17 »
sugar and water in little pots has the same effect as beer traps for slugs  :twisted:

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Is there an organic way of getting rid of ants?
« Reply #16 on: September 22, 2007, 16:21 »
do you get termites in england or is it too cold.
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Is there an organic way of getting rid of ants?
« Reply #17 on: September 22, 2007, 21:27 »
No,thank you, ants and squirrels are plenty enough.

They do not savage your plants, jacnal, just look out for aphids, which they are farming and moving around at an incredible speed, whilst you are trying to show them out.
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Re: Is there an organic way of getting rid of ants?
« Reply #18 on: September 26, 2017, 06:24 »
I found this on another forum.  Can't vouch for its efficacy ...

    4 to 5 tbsp. cornmeal
    3 tbsp. bacon grease
    3 tbsp. baking powder
    3 packages of yeast (I would opt for the rapid rise)
    Mix cornmeal & bacon grease into a paste, then add baking powder &
    yeast. Dab the gooey mix on the insides of jar lids, and
    set them near the ant hills.
    When ants eat this mixture, they swell up and go to the big ant hill in
    the sky
Since it is Amurrrican, cornmeal probably means polenta rather than cornflour.

Hello,
Thanks for sharing the post.
I also used some effective ants control products.


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« Last Edit: September 26, 2017, 07:51 by New shoot »

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Re: Is there an organic way of getting rid of ants?
« Reply #19 on: September 26, 2017, 10:05 »
Hey Ziggywigs,

I'll flood their nests and hopefully drown them, lol!

The only thing with hot water - doesn't it kill other good beasties, like earthworms and woodlice? I feel guilty enough disturbing them - especially earthworms - when I dig, wouldn't want to scald them to death too..... Oh, I'm becoming my MIL! She feels bad about killing other creatures - even bad nasty ones, like slugs!

Woodlice are guilty of eating crops too ! ;)

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Re: Is there an organic way of getting rid of ants?
« Reply #20 on: September 27, 2017, 15:15 »
I dont mind them. I welcome them in the compo bins as they reduce the compost to ash in a short time  :D
You could make a sugar trail to your compost bins!



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