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red ants
« on: March 16, 2010, 18:45 »
hello, im new on here so please be gentle.............
i have had an allotment for 6 months now and whilst turning the soil ive have come across 2 red ants nests. is there anything i can do to kill them of with out using pesticides. cheers

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8doubles

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Re: red ants
« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2010, 18:52 »
A kettle of boiling water will kill them or a few dousings with the watering can to move them on.They will not stay if the nest gets flooded.

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teabags

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Re: red ants
« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2010, 19:44 »
im about 2 miles from my allotment so the kettle might be a problem (flask).....the dousing seems an idea, cheers

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Re: red ants
« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2010, 21:13 »
When I took over my allotment last year I had a couple of really nasty ants nest plot had not been worked in a couple of years so they lived there peacefully I can remember them all over my courgettes and pumpkin.  They didnt do the plants any harm I can remember getting nipped often and it hurt :(

All the nests have been dug over and flattened so I'm hoping they've moved to the empty patch next to me

Missy

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Re: red ants
« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2010, 23:25 »
a few capfuls of meths and a lighted match does wonders! poof!!
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