help! ants!

terriebariJuly 26, 2008

Hi

I just went out to cut back my window box, which has a few cosmos. The cosmos are covered in ants! They are your run of the mill black ants, like you might get in the house after a lot of rain.

I'm in Nh where it has rained just about every day this week. My window boxes look terrible, and now this..

Anything I can do about the ants/

thanks!

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lindac(Iowa Z 5/4)

You can put ant traps in the window boxes...but I suspectt he ants are eating rotting wood in your window boxes. Mormally I would say sprinkle about borax mixed with sugar and flour, but borax may kill your plants and will not be good for the soil in the boxes.
Linda C

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calistoga_al ca 15 usda 9

If you search 'ants' on gardenweb you will find lots of easy ways to solve the ant problem. Al

    Bookmark   July 26, 2008 at 10:10AM
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