Ants are eating my Strawberries

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NASH

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Ants are eating my Strawberries
« on: May 09, 2011, 21:44 »
Is there anything I can do about this  >:(

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Trillium

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Re: Ants are eating my Strawberries
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2011, 05:03 »
Lift the berries right off the ground by placing straw under them. And set out ant bait traps among the plants. Your ants have gourmet palates and little will stop them.

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Re: Ants are eating my Strawberries
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2011, 08:33 »
Are you sure you haven't got greenfly on your leaves? They excrete honeydew which the ants love.

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Re: Ants are eating my Strawberries
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2011, 08:46 »
I find that woodlice make the holes and ants just happen to be around when you spot the damage.
A few carefully placed slug pellets has cured the problem for me.

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Re: Ants are eating my Strawberries
« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2011, 09:01 »
Agree with the last.

The ants are not the original culprits, they're just taking advantage.
Did it really tell you to do THAT on the packet?

Seeds are SOWN, planting's for plants (and bulbs & tubers)!



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