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Ants In Houseplants-No Poisons Though

Ants In Houseplants-No Poisons Though
Posted by Julie from CA on 2002-03-19 22:53:52

Help...ants are living quite merry little lives in my houseplants...I can't use poisons. Any suggestions? I tried water but I think I am not being aggressive enough for them...they run around for a time and then scoot back in.
  • ants
    Posted by Will Creed from NY on 2002-03-20 19:07:02

    Try submerging the pot up to its rim in a tub or sink filled with water. Leave it there for about 20 minutes, long enough for all the ants to abandon ship and drown!

    Please let me know if you have any additional questions.

    Will Creed, Horticulturist
    Horticultural Help, NYC
    Email: wcreed@HorticulturalHelp.com

    P.S. You may be interested in my website at www.HorticulturalHelp.com

    Quoting Julie: ------------
    -Help...ants are living quite merry little lives in my houseplants...I can't use poisons. Any suggestions? I tried water but I think I am not being aggressive enough for them...they run around for a time and then scoot back in.

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    • ANTS
      Posted by Julie from CA on 2002-03-21 00:02:03

      Thank you Will.....Gratitude e-mail coming at you. :-)
      julie p


      Quoting Will Creed: ------------
      -Try submerging the pot up to its rim in a tub or sink filled with water. Leave it there for about 20 minutes, long enough for all the ants to abandon ship and drown!

      -Please let me know if you have any additional questions.

      -Will Creed, Horticulturist
      -Horticultural Help, NYC
      -Email: wcreed@HorticulturalHelp.com

      -P.S. You may be interested in my website at www.HorticulturalHelp.com

      -Quoting Julie: ------------
      -Help...ants are living quite merry little lives in my houseplants...I can't use poisons. Any suggestions? I tried water but I think I am not being aggressive enough for them...they run around for a time and then scoot back in.
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