Garden ants and aphids: how they relate and how to get rid of them

  • Dec 24, 2019

Garden ants and aphids usually appear in the garden at the same time. To protect the site from pests, it is necessary to deal with the question of why this is happening, and to control insects use reliable tools that do not harm the plants.

Garden ants and aphids usually appear in the garden at the same time.. Illustration for an article is used for a standard license © ofazende.ru
Garden ants and aphids usually appear in the garden at the same time.. Illustration for an article is used for a standard license © ofazende.ru

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The dangerous aphid

Aphids multiply rapidly and spread to other plants. Sometimes gardeners on their sites noticed large colonies of these tiny pests.

Adults, as well as the larvae damage the garden beds, gardens and indoor plants. They dig in the young leaves and shoots, sucking the juices of plants. Excess food insect isolated as a sticky substance that remains on the surface of the culture. Because of this increased risk of mold, which suppresses the weakened plants.

Damaged by pests culture is easy to recognize, as she has:

  • young shoots wither;
  • curled leaves;
  • deformed buds;
  • unripe fruit crumble.
Also aphid is a major viral disease in peddlers garden.

Get rid of insect colonies is quite difficult, because pests are omnivorous, adapted to both high and low temperatures, easy experiencing drought and high humidity.

insect interaction

Ants feed on a sticky substance that leaves the colony of pests on the stems and leaves. In the process of evolution, they have learned to use aphids as a source of carbohydrates, containing it as "livestock". Ants "milked" pests by stimulating their antennae copious sticky substance. In addition, they are transplanted to the most aphids young plants to get more nutritious nectar, guard against attacks ladybirds, lacewings and so forth., Contain an anthill. When the ant family moved to another area, she takes with him his "flock."

However, ants and of themselves cause significant harm to the garden. They feed on buds, flowers, berries and fruits, the land around their home is too acidic for the growth of crops, they dug tunnels adversely affect the lawn grass. Appearing on the plot, the insects are more likely to penetrate into the cellar and the house.

Like aphids, ants are carriers of infections and parasites. Therefore, their appearance before Truckers raises the question of how to get rid of these insects.

Ants feed on a sticky substance that leaves the colony of aphids on the stems and leaves. Illustration for an article is used for a standard license © ofazende.ru
Ants feed on a sticky substance that leaves the colony of aphids on the stems and leaves. Illustration for an article is used for a standard license © ofazende.ru

How to get rid of ants from the garden

To scare away pests, you can:

  • The perimeter portion of the track to make hemp oil or a mixture of sugar and yeast.
  • Arrange in a grass small container with kerosene or rotten fish heads, the tops of tomatoes, garlic. The sharp smell should scare ants.
  • Pour the boiling water over an ant hill, "whiteness" or turpentine.
  • Pour salt into moves done by ants.
  • Planted in different parts of the bush portion calendula, peppermint, elderberry, garlic and mugwort.
National ways no different efficiency, in addition, require a lot of effort summer resident. Therefore, experienced growers recommend the use of special drugs. The most effective means are made in the form of baits.

For example, the drug "Intra-sup" is a mixture of egg powder, sugar, vanillin and chlorpyrifos. The active substance getting into the body of an ant, it paralyzes the nervous system. Chlorpyrifos is retained in the ground up to 4 months, thus its efficiency lasts up to 2 months.

The formulation contains oleic acid, the reinforcing effect of chlorpyrifos.

bait is often made of components, which particles have different diameters (semolina, sugar, etc.). Therefore, during transportation and storage facilities occurs delamination composition, which reduces its effectiveness.

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