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Post  jazzymaddy on 3/24/2012, 11:24 am

I've been battling ants (lots of them) in a few of my squares, and I used the DE and some cinnamon. For now, they seem to be controlled, but I just saw an aphid in my box this morning. Is this the beginning of the end? Wink What can I do to keep it from becoming an infestation?

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Post  camprn on 3/24/2012, 11:48 am

1-2 tablespoons dish soap
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 gallon of water

shake up the mix and pour it into a sprayer, spray it on the infested areas.

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Post  dianamarie03 on 3/24/2012, 2:31 pm

I just blast them with the hose. Usually keeps them off for at least a few days, and I'm okay with spraying them every few days to keep from using chemicals. I'll have to try the oil soap and water spray though.

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