Strike millet on the ants!

  • Dec 24, 2019

Garden ants do not only harm themselves planting, arranging tunnels on loose soil beds. They breed aphids, sweet release that serve them food. Fight against insects is necessary, but not all funds will be sufficiently effective.

Getting rid of ants. Illustration for an article is used for a standard license © ofazende.ru
Getting rid of ants. Illustration for an article is used for a standard license © ofazende.ru

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It helps millet

Many gardeners have tried to "hit the millet for the ants." The easiest way to find the most effective. It does not require the use of poisons, can be used in the control of ants on berry during ripening and harvest.

Ants on pions. Illustration for an article is used for a standard license © ofazende.ru
Ants on pions. Illustration for an article is used for a standard license © ofazende.ru

The only thing to do - fill in the anthill or around their burrows slightly polished wheat (semolina shoplifting). It is believed that the round grains get into tunnels and clog them, making it difficult to move ant inhabitants.

The second component of this method of struggle - to attract birds. Crumbled wheat lures sparrows and tits, which, together with the grain and peck insects. In warm weather, ants bring to the surface their larvae: they resemble a grain of millet, and are a favorite food for birds of any species. Attracting birds to invisible to them ant burrows helps solve the problem of pests in the garden area and feed the birds themselves.

Instead, you can use wheat and semolina, and fine barley or corn grits.

Other ways of dealing with the ants

The most effective way of fighting - the use of special insecticides for crawling pests. Even boric acid (borax, borax and so on.) Has a toxicity to humans. If a family has children, the season of berries such treatment can be dangerous.

Ants on vegetables. Illustration for an article is used for a standard license © ofazende.ru
Ants on vegetables. Illustration for an article is used for a standard license © ofazende.ru

Scare the ants away from the plot, do not allow them to climb on fruit bushes and trees, to dig flower beds can be a variety of security measures:

  • Point of burrows and piles of ants can be tough to fill with boiling water. Insects die immediately, and in the depths of the tunnels will remain their brood. But on average anthill need to pour at least 1 bucket of boiling water: if there is a cultivated plants, this method may hurt them as well.
  • Broth tomato foliage has an unpleasant odor of ants. Vylamyvaya stepchildren, one can prepare a tool that deter pests from the ridges. Berries and ridges can be poured, good moisturizing agent ostyvshim ground and a base of the bushes. The discovered holes, soak fragrant broth. Even the inhabitants who did not die immediately, leave an unpleasant place.
  • As repellent agent used and garlic (and flower bulbs arrows). Decoction of preparing them as well as from leaves, herbs pouring mashed with hot water and then cooling it to room temperature. The stronger the broth, the more effective means.
  • Sometimes ants enclose sweet bait. Attracting insects can destroy them, avoiding contact with the poison on the crop plants. 0.5 liters of water need to take 1 tbsp. l. sugar, honey, jam and so on. The solution was added 1 h. l. Borax drug (cockroaches) or garden borax, boric acid powder (from pharmacies). The mixture is left in an accessible place for insects. Varnish sweet solution, the ants not only have poisoned themselves but feed those who are in the anthill.
  • The trap can be prepared from yeast. You need to connect 1 tbsp. l. dry preparation, some water (to a consistency of gruel) and 1 hr. l. jam or honey. Spread a piece of cardboard and put them in the tracks of insects near the burrows under bushes.

If ants are populated not only gardens, but also the kitchen, to drive them from the cabinets with food can with sunflower oil. They need to lubricate the legs 5-10 cm below the floor. Treatment will be repeated every 2-3 days.

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