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Post  Frenchbean on 5/18/2013, 8:55 am

Please help. I have just gone to weed my brassica bed to find black ants everywhere. What do I do? P affraid What a Face

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Post  littlejo on 5/18/2013, 9:12 am

Heaven's at least they are not fire ants! I think I'd start out watering the ants a lots. Maybe get a spray bottle and put a little dish soap and water and spray away. Soap won't hurt your plants. Maybe someone will come up with a better solution.
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Post  FamilyGardening on 5/18/2013, 9:33 am

sprinkle some cornmeal around the bed where they are at....it worked great for us last year Very Happy

*Cornmeal works because the ants are unable to digest the cornmeal and, as a result, they die *tongue

Read more: How to Kill Ants with Cornmeal | eHow http://www.ehow.com/how_5087700_kill-ants-cornmeal.html#ixzz2TePzUAat

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Post  Frenchbean on 5/18/2013, 10:29 am

thank you jo and family gardening. I was thinking of using boiling water as I know this works but I have seedlings growing so I will try the cornmeal thanks Very Happy

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Post  donnainzone5 on 5/18/2013, 10:45 am

Does cornmeal also kill fire ants? I found one in my garden recently.
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Post  Triciasgarden on 5/19/2013, 1:27 am

I just read this and maybe it will help.

Mix equal parts of baking soda and powdered sugar in a small bowl with a small amount of dry active yeast (usually 1/3 of the total volume). The sugar will draw the ants in, and the baking soda and yeast act as a poison, killing the ants upon consumption.

Read more: How to Kill Ants With Baking Soda | eHow http://www.ehow.com/how_6580668_kill-ants-baking-soda.html#ixzz2TiH4DdFz

I also read on another site that if you find an ant hill, poke a hole or two into the hill quickly so the ants don't come after you and pour in some white vinegar. Step back and make sure no ants are on your shoes, legs or pants. The white vinegar is just the 5% you buy at any grocery store.
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Post  Frenchbean on 5/19/2013, 5:16 am

Trica thanks for the ideas I'm off to try it. Ants seem to love my garden there all over the place affraid
one think what is powdered sugar? is it icing sugar?

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Post  Triciasgarden on 5/20/2013, 7:15 pm

As far as I know icing sugar is powered sugar. I had read to mix icing sugar and the other ingredients, then I read from another person to use powered sugar. I didn't know it by the name icing sugar, lol!
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Post  Triciasgarden on 5/20/2013, 7:16 pm

donnainzone10 wrote:Does cornmeal also kill fire ants? I found one in my garden recently.

I would think so because they take the cornmeal back to their nest and share and it expands once eaten and voila!
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Post  walshevak on 5/20/2013, 9:29 pm

I've been having good luck with cinnemon/

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Post  Frenchbean on 5/23/2013, 11:34 am

Thanks Kay cinnamon smells nice Very Happy

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