Small worthy unwanted ants are a resident of your garden, because they cause deterioration of plants.
Here’s how it can be solved without the use of insecticides, the natural way.
If ants devices anthill near the plant, this plant does not grow and slowly decay. If settle under a tree fruit tree, it is for 2-3 years can be dried. At the place where settles increase soil acidity, and it negatively affects the plants. Ants are the guardians of aphids as food for use ‘honey dew “that they secrete. Those of your defending themselves against their enemies, such as ladybirds, lacewing, wasp flies. Wherever they occur aphids, know that the ants nearby. It is the symbiosis between ants and aphids biggest problem.
For combating ants should remove the cause – your plant.
To solve the ant, you need to remove the cause, such as plant lice. When you engage in the fight against aphids, you should know that at the same time attention should be paid to the ants because they will convey your plant to a new location in order to protect them. Ants will for their anthill find a place on land that is not spades and not bathed. They do not like harassment. If you have already chosen your garden or pot for their anthill, then it is time to take action. Anthill should dig deep, not only on the surface. It is necessary to destroy the queen, which is deep underground. Dug anthill can sprinkle lime or ashes.
The ants are threatening and orchard.
The orchard should be planted mint and valerian, which will make its fragrance ants. Also, if you tie around the tree branches and leaves of tomato ants will not climb up the tree and then transfer the aphids and protect them from natural enemies. On the tree can be placed and sticky bits.
The ants do not tolerate strong and sharp smells like parsley, bay leaves, fennel, tomato leaves, oregano, garlic, diapers, cinnamon, lavender, Calendula, vinegar, Soca coffee, lemon peel, cucumber, tobacco. Various types of ants respond differently to smells. Sometimes it is enough nest stick twig tomatoes and parsley leaves and they will leave. Anthill can sprinkle the hot ashes, wheat flour or meal. Also, the ants do not like the smell of soot. For some species of ants is enough to board, surface 18.2 yards, with a little soot bet with the anthill and the ants will move.
What preparations are effective against ants?
Ants do not like the smell of vegetable oil. You can make a mixture of 10 liters of water, 2 cups of vegetable oil, a little dishwashing detergent or shampoo and a little vinegar and pour time digging up the nest. The procedure should be repeated after a few days. And here are a few preparations useful in the fight against the ants.
Preparation of tomato
Preparation of young leaves or laterals tomato is an excellent means of forcing the ants from the garden. Ants do not like tomatoes so much that you never build anthills near tomatoes.
Preparation of hot pepper
Hot pepper will act as a repellent which makes ants. Just spray the place where there is an ant solution of hot pepper.
Preparation of diapers
First, you need 300 grams of fresh leaves and flowers of the diaper soak in 10 liters of water and leave it to rest for three days. After that, preparation is necessary, strain it and treat the nest.
Sugar and yeast
Yeast is found naturally in soil and ants regularly clean out their anthill. In order to accelerate the development of yeast can anthill watered aqueous sugar or a mixture of yeast, sugar and water. It is necessary to leave the solution for some time that the yeast is activated and then pour a little anthill that we dug up, and then be re-truss anthill. Mulch should be done to improve the growth of yeast in it. This will force the ants to move.
The ants protect the plants against pests
Small workers do not harm only plants, they also protect plants from many pests such as mites, caterpillars, worms, snails. Daily work they protect the forest in an area of 0.2 h. Birds are used to get rid of parasites by the “swimming” in the ant nest and thus are subjected to the action of formic acid.
Garden ants improve soil structure and thus increase fertility. Improve the content of individual elements. The potassium content in the soil where the anthill increases twice, and phosphorus content up to 10 times.