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Thread: Ant problem (suggestions?)

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    Super Member Flying_V_Goddess's Avatar
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    There's a bit of an ant problem where I live. I don't think its nessicarly a HUGE problem, but its big enough where I'm concerned. I'm starting my seedlings in my bedroom closet in March and I'm a little worried the ants will reek havoc on my plants. Any suggestions on how to control the ants?

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    Cinnamon....they hate it and won't cross a line of it. Hope that helps!

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    I've heard borax works, too.

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    bay leaves

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    I use Terro. They eat it and take it back to the nest and die!

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    I've used borax before. One remedy I heard recently for fire ants is to put a spoonful of grits on the mound. It is supposed to dry the buggers out from the inside. I haven't tried that solution yet.

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    We use Terro after we find the reason they are coming into the house in the first place.

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    Grits works and my parents have tried it!!!

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    powdered chalk will work too.
    Just make a line around your plants.

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    If I can find where they are coming in I use baby powder. Just spread it around your plants and they won't be able to cross it.

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