Organic control of ants
This year is a bad year for aphids all over town. That also means the ant population goes up, which in turn bakes the aphid infestation worse. I am trying my hardest not to use chemicals, or at least harsh chemicals in my yard.
I know worse comes to worse, you can get the food traps that kill the nests, but again, i dont like the though of using any poison around my food, or yard in general. I also dont want to harm any beneficials or animals that would come into contact with the traps, soil or ants that may be lying around.
I have so far used soapy water on the trees that have the aphids and ants, and it seems to be stoping them from getting worse but they are also starting to spread. Even worse, i have not seen a single lady bug this year at all.
Anyone have any advice?