Ant Control

plethora87July 24, 2012


What's the consensus nowadays on keeping ants off of trees? I know Tanglefoot can trap them but I'm wondering more about what to put between the tree and the Tanglefoot, particularly this time of year when it's humid out -- I just tried some foam tape (for flexibility) and it trapped too much moisture against the trunk.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.


Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Here's how Alex Silber of Papaya Tree nursery does it.

Here is a link that might be useful: Ant Control w/Tanglefoot video

    Bookmark   July 24, 2012 at 7:41PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Thanks, good video.

They're in California -- Has anyone tried this in a humid climate?

    Bookmark   July 25, 2012 at 8:13AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Put diatomaceous earth in a small band around the base of the trunk.

If problem is too much for one band put two. Works for me.

    Bookmark   July 25, 2012 at 4:29PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Wrapping a ring of 1" wide masking tape on a smooth area of the trunk with the sticky side facing sure cheap and easy. The rings can be replaced after they are full of bugs or when the stickiness has diminished.

    Bookmark   July 25, 2012 at 11:58PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

I am surprised no one has suggested spraying the tree with oil to control the aphids and scale that are creating the "honey dew" which is attracting the ants to the tree. Al

    Bookmark   July 26, 2012 at 8:26AM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Raising Blackberries For Fun and Profit-Prime Jim
I stumbled across this video on Prime Jim blackberries....
My First Grape Vine - Need Help!
I just purchased my very first grape vine (concord)....
mango seed it dead?
The Whole outside of it is black .. Is it dead? I looked...
Trisha Stewart
huge raspberry bush!!!!
Help! My husband and I have a humongous 6 foot spread...
New orchard...planting between rows
I'm planting a 30 tree apple orchard this spring in...
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™