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Question DetailsAsked on 6/27/2014

how do i get rid of sugar ants that have invaded my potted flowers?

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I would guess they invaded because flowers are pollen laden or puttingout sugary sap. Solve same way as in the kitchen - with ant bait like Antrol or a Black Flag bait station or such - keep out of reach of pets and little kids.

You can also spread a thin trail of Borax (NOT the soap - pure borax, found by the powdered laundry detergent in the store - around the outer edge of the pot - inside the pot at the outer edge of the dirt if necessary (not very harmful to plants but why risk unnecessary contact) or around the base of the pot - they pick it up on legs and kills them. NOT a bait - only kills the ones that walk in it and not immediately, does not kill the nest.

Answered 6 years ago by LCD

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