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Pat01-Jun-11 12:09 PM EST 5b   
Crystal Winer27-Sep-11 11:44 PM EST 7b   
Rolana09-Oct-11 02:38 PM EST 5a   

Subject: Garden ants
From: Pat
Zone: 5b
Date: 01-Jun-11 12:09 PM EST

Does anyone have any ideas about getting rid of ants in the garden. there is a large ant hill in one part of the lawn and now there are ants everywhere. i don't want to use anything poisonous but this is drivng me crazy. looking for something simple but effective.

Subject: RE: Garden ants
From: Crystal Winer
Zone: 7b
Date: 27-Sep-11 11:44 PM EST

I have used grits successfully. Just sprinkle on and around(I use throughout the garden)the ant hill about 15ft out. The worker ants take back to queen, she eats and either cannot digest or blows up.

I am having a hard time getting them out othe compost heap. Patience is the key.

Subject: RE: Garden ants
From: Rolana
Zone: 5a
Date: 09-Oct-11 02:38 PM EST

I have heard that used coffee grounds poured over an ant nest will get rid of the ants too.

Also Borax and boiling water is supposed to do the trick.

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