How to Get Rid of Ants from Plants and Keep Your Garden Antsfree?

There are various ways which help us to keep our plants away from ants. The most important thing you need to do is keep your house neat and clean, wipe with any insecticide soap. Ant is dangerous as well as helpful to regulate our natural system for decomposition. On the other hand, Ants are very harmful to destroying plants, either edible or evergreen indoor and outdoor. Ants can transfer E. coli, Salmonella, and Shigella. They transfer bacteria to our food and environment if indoor (kitchen cabinets).

Natural ways to keep ants away from plants

There are various Organic methods and applications to keep the plants away from all the insects and pests ants, like
• Liquid soaps
• Boric acid
• Cinnamon sticks
• Lemon juice
• Water in a saucer
• Mint leaves
• Oils
• Pesticide spray
• Black pepper
• Coffee grounds
• Orange peel
• Diatomaceous earths

All these materials help in repelling ants if applied near the plant basal area.

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Growing Marigold to Controls Ants in Garden

Planting marigold along with other garden plants help in preventing ants from plants.

Grow marigold in your garden area that helps to keep many insects pests away from the place. Many insects’ pests can’t bear marigolds, including ants. So put some pots of it near your other plant pots or grow around the boundary of your garden.

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Repotting Plants Having Ants

Change the pot of the plant if you will notice ants visiting in colonies to the container indoor or outdoor. Before putting the pot in another container, make sure that all ants are clear for plants proper growth.

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Hoeing also help in distracting ants from plant roots

The process of hoeing should be useful to keep ants away from plants, and hoeing is done to avoid waterlogging and aeration. Do hoeing after two times a week so that ants don’t live in a container and lay eggs.

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Other simple ways to keep your garden free from ants

Some plants attacked by ants are given below:
• Cyclamen
• Cabbage
• Heather
• Meconopsis
• Primula
• Radish
• Rhododendron
• Viola
Therefore avoid plantation of these plants if you don’t want ants roaming around in your garden. Ants attacked flowering plants and oily seeds to collect them and consume them as their food. Aphids and mealybugs expel sugary stuff known as honeydew that ants eat.

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What pesticides keep ants away from plants?

Some ant killing pesticides are given below:
• Raid
• Advion ant
• Orange guard
• Terro ant killer
• Carpenter ant and termite killer
• Fire ant killer

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Why do ants live in plants in pots or containers?

Ants live in plants due to soil that remains moist in many plants, the fertile soil having mineral contents that ants eat. The main thing is people don’t move their containers or pots every time, so ants live easily in those places.

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• Keep your house neat and clean
• Use insecticide and pesticide spray carefully
• Be careful while using powder substances
• Avoid using any poisonous substance near food

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