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How to get rid of ants in the garden: easy ways that really work

Yulia PoteriankoLife
Ants will disappear from your garden without using insecticides. Source: Created with the help of AI

Ants in a garden or vegetable garden can be beneficial - they loosen the soil and kill some pests. But they can be much more harmful. Hardworking insects can eat a significant portion of the plantings and literally breed aphids. Therefore, it is still necessary to fight ants.

But what if you don't want to resort to manufactured insecticides? There are several effective folk remedies that can scare ants away from your garden. OBOZ.UA tells you about proven home remedies that will help in this matter.

Poisonous bait

To get rid of ants for a long time, you need to remove not only those that run on the surface, but also those that live underground. To do this, you will have to force the insects to bring poison into the anthill. Boil a few eggs and chop them. Stir half a teaspoon of sugar and boric acid into the egg mass and make small balls from the mixture. If they do not hold together, add a little flour to the egg. Place these balls near ant hills and on ant trails. The insects will enjoy the treat and imperceptibly apply deadly boric acid to themselves.

Spraying with vinegar

Vinegar repels ants with its characteristic odor. But use it carefully to avoid harming the plants. To prepare a safe spray mixture, mix a tablespoon of any vinegar with 1 liter of water. You can spray the plants with this mixture every few days until the ants are completely gone.

Watering with ammonia

Another product that ants cannot stand the smell of is ammonia. To prepare a solution for spraying, dilute 10 milliliters of the product in 8-10 liters of water and pour this mixture over the garden. Penetrating into the ground, it will repel ants and at the same time enrich the plants with nitrogen, which they need to build green mass.

Spraying with baking soda and soap

Soda, as an alkaline agent, has a destructive effect on the body of ants and other insect pests, so you can spray it on plants in the garden. Dissolve 5 tablespoons each of baking soda, sunflower oil, and laundry soap in three liters of water - you can use finely grated dry soap or its liquid form. Sprinkle the plants with this solution overnight. In the morning, there should be significantly fewer insects.

Insecticide based on potassium permanganate

Manganese can be used to control insects, both in the form of spraying and by adding it to ant hills. Dissolve potassium permanganate crystals in a liter of water until you get a deep pink liquid, and then bring the volume of the solution to 10 liters. Pour it into the entrances of the anthill or spray the insect-infested plants with the product. These methods can also be combined.

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