Handy Tips: Ant Defense

So, you’ve worked very hard on your potted plants and raised garden at your Gulf Coast rental home this spring only to have them infiltrated by pests, specifically ants. It’s understandable that you wouldn’t want to pour pesticides on your veggies or even flowers, so check out the following organic methods to kick those creepy-crawlers to the curb.

There are a variety of ways to rid yourself of ants and most of them can be found right inside your kitchen. Ants will not cross a line of powder, for whatever reason, so bust out the flour, baby powder and even baking soda. Spread a line around your plants or garden box to protect them. If your pest problem has progressed past protecting your plants and you’d generic cialis really just like to kill the little buggers, have a cup of coffee. No, we don’t mean you need to relax. Sprinkle the grounds on the ant hill when you are through. Once ingested, the grounds will kill the ants. If you aren’t a coffee drinker, this also works with uncooked instant rice, grits and cream of wheat.

The food methods above actually cause the ants to implode once they drink water, so if that seems a bit intense for you, try vinegar. Just add one part vinegar to one part water and spray your plants. It’s completely safe for your leafy greens and poison to the bugs. We hope this helps your pesky problems in the garden and enjoy your fresh flowers and vegetables!

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