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After watering my garden this morning, millions of ants carrying some white, larvae-ish looking stuff emerged all over my SFG boxes. What is this and what do I do? I'm spraying them with a soap/listerine/water solution which kills the ants on contact, but I suspect this is a huge problem. Any advice? Thanks, Angela
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It is just the beginning of any season. They are just trying to live. Which they are welcome to do as long as they stay outside. The only problem outside that I have had with ants vis a vis the garden is when they farm aphids. Then it is war. Otherwise I let them be. They do help keep the soil aerated.
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A few years ago, I watered an area of my yard quite heavily and had the same experience. The aunts didn't want to drown, so they rushed out carrying their young (larvae). I suppose watering is a good way to locate an ant hill....
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If they are fire ants, then I would recommend the application of napalm with a nuclear warhead follow-up in a few days. If that doesn't kill them at least you'll have fewer weeds to deal with.
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