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comments (4) July 2nd, 2012

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judkins judkins, member
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Ants have invaded my raised bed vegetable garden. What can I do to get rid of them?

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BoBatie writes: I use food grade diatomaceous earth. It won't hurt people or pets, but it kills bugs by dehydrating them to death in just a few days. It works well on aphids, and and spider mites.
Posted: 8:59 pm on July 10th
Schnurz writes: "Ecosmart" has a Ant and Roach killer. You can find it at Home Depot or Loews. This product is safe around kids and animals and won't harm the environment. All ecosmart product are great!

Another product to use is called:
"Diatomaceous Earth" Also safe for all.
It's a powder.
Posted: 1:35 pm on July 10th
lniedjal writes: Not sure as to the extent of the problem, but most garden ants (your typical little black or red coloured ones) don’t pose a problem for the garden. Their tunnels help aerate the soil, they act as pollinators by crawling from bloom to bloom and they eat harmful caterpillars.

The problem I have with them is their ability to ‘farm’ aphids. I’ve planted some sacrificial plants, mostly nasturtiums as the aphids love them, around the garden. The nasturtiums will look pretty awful by the time the summer ends, but it’ll help keep the rest of my veggies safe.

Posted: 10:08 am on July 9th
Honeybun1968 writes: I have the same problem. They are mostly attacking my tomatoes, peppers and corn. I've used organic insecticides and they still come back. I also would like to know how to get rid of them.
Posted: 7:46 am on July 9th
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