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How To Get Rid Of Ants In The Garden

How To Get Rid Of Ants In The Garden

Black ants can be a pest in the garden. They build their nests here and there, and they come in an army of about 4000 to 7000 ants.

Today, I'm going to show you how to get rid of ants in the garden. Ants are mainly a problem in gardens during the summer months when the soil is warm. Black ants are the most troublesome, their nest can contain between 4000 and 7000 ants.

Here, I've got an ants' nest in my garden. Ants excavated the soil to build their underground nest and leave little parts of soil or quite big, in this case, of soil on the lawn. At plantadvice dot co dot uk, we like to promote organic methods ahead of chemical treatments.

Ants can be dealt with organically; there is no need to kill them. Here, you see I've used an upturn pot. What I did was I put the upturn pot over the ants' nest.

The pot then soaks up the sun, making the ants' nest much warmer and the ants bring their cocoons and the nest right up to the above the soil surface. What I can then do is to shovel up the nest and take it away out of my garden somewhere else for the ants to live. Finally, if the problem with the ants is in the lawn, you could also let the grass grow a lot longer.

What happens there is the temperature of the lawn will drop because the sun is not able to penetrate the surface of the lawn as much, and therefore, that makes that less desirable for the ants which are much happier building their nest on a shorter grass. And that's how you get rid of ants in the garden. .