How to Get Rid of Ants

@toniganzon (49185)
Philippines
November 22, 2010 12:26am CST
This morning I noticed that there's a change in the way my garden soil looked. It looks dry and powdery which is somehow unusual since it rained last night and some other parts looked okay. Then as I came nearer I noticed that there were ants and lots of them, not termites but ants. I tried to search for tips on how to get rid of those ants in my soil garden but all I ever found was rubbing a petroleum jelly on the trunk of my plant so that they won't climb, but what about my grass? And I really wanna get rid of those red ants because I think they're destroying my grass and my soil too. Please help!
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@kevin1877uk (36975)
7 May 16
Ant are hard to get rid of, have yo got rid of them?
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@toniganzon (49185)
• Philippines
8 May 16
I thought I did. But they always come and go. Now I realized i don't have to get rid of them.
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@kevin1877uk (36975)
8 May 16
@toniganzon Thats good, I know they hard to get rid of.
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@toniganzon (49185)
• Philippines
8 May 16
@kevin1877uk I actually killed my golden palm tree trying to get rid of those ants.
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• Thailand
23 Nov 10
Well dear. I don't think ants can harm your trees and your garden. But if you want to destroy them, just buy some poison powder, there was a lot of kind of powder at the shop, and you can kill them easily. You can ask for these: SOLFAC 10 WP (20g), Aqua Resigen. Two of this powder was made by Bayer, so I think it good. Hope your garden will be clear from ants!
@toniganzon (49185)
• Philippines
24 Nov 10
Thanks! Yes they couldn't harm my garden but then I wouldn't be able to stay in the garden and get some fresh air with all the ants biting met lol! Thanks!
• Philippines
22 Nov 10
A site says that lemon or orange peel can help repel them. Maybe ants don't like the smell of citrus! Try it, it's very natural and safe!
@toniganzon (49185)
• Philippines
22 Nov 10
Now this one I really got to try. I've got lots of lemons in my fridge and I think that would do. I'll try it immediately. Thanks so much!
@Baluyadav (3644)
• India
17 Dec 10
hi,toniganzon,have you tried Gamaxin powder?.Here in India we use to control ants inside/out side house areas.We found better control.All the best and have a nice time.
@blesila (92)
27 Nov 10
hello toniganzon. in order to get rid of those ants my mother sprays dissolved detergent powder in her plants. that's usually she does every time the ants will attack her plants.
@Freezole (246)
• Malaysia
22 Nov 10
You should buy ants poison powder (aspartame/ nutrasweet sweetener). It really worked. i always put the ants poison powder in my house..it just kill them all.
@shibham (17025)
• India
22 Nov 10
Hi toni... It is really hard to get rid off from them. You can use ash to prevent them from crawling. At first you should search their main shelter, then pour some powder of lime.... it will destroy their shelter. Have a nice day.
@qianyun6 (2069)
• China
22 Nov 10
Hi, toniganzon! My house used to be disturbed by ants a lot. My mother heard a method to deal with them: It is said that ants like the smell of sheep bones, we put sheep bones on someplace and ants were attracted to there, then we scald them by boiled water. This progress was repeated several times. Now no ant exists in our house now. Your situation is a bit different from ours, but I provide these information for reference.