How do I get ants out of my garden but without using poison?

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  1. jake13edward profile image61
    jake13edwardposted 7 years ago

    How do I get ants out of my garden but without using poison?

    Ants are invading my garden how do I get rid of them or kill them without using poison?

  2. lmarsh1203 profile image60
    lmarsh1203posted 7 years ago

    You can use a mixture of Dawn soap and water. Check out this link for more specifics: … water.html

  3. profile image60
    quester.ltdposted 7 years ago

    There are some 'ant food'that the ants will carry back to their nest as a food - it is a poison however. The other thing that I have used is to salt their trail. That seems to work by it will not be great for the soil in your garden.
    The poison (I have used and I will try anything first before poison) will work. My copy of 1001 All-Natural Secrets to a Pest-Free Property has these suggestions for ants:
    Giving the Queen Heartburn:
    3.5 ozs of sweet jam
    1.5 T of wet canned cat food (cheap)
    1 T of boric acid

    The queen will eat it and dies in a few hours - keep out of reach of children and animals - it will make them very sick

    If you do not want to kill the ants but just keep them away :
    1/4 pound of dried peppermint (health food store)
    1/4 pound rock dust (from nursery)
    1/4 pound seaweed powder (from garden supply)
    1/4 pound alfalfa meal (health food store)
    1/4 pound cayenne pepper

    place all ingredients in a well sealed jar or container and shake to mix. Avoid getting any of skin or eyes. Use small  amounts where the ants frequent.
    Keep away from children and pets.

    Good luck

  4. mrpooper profile image54
    mrpooperposted 7 years ago

    Call the uncles to come pick them up.....................................................

  5. WindMaestro profile image60
    WindMaestroposted 7 years ago

    Bribe them to go into your neighbors yard. smile


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