Baking soda and sugar against ants


Do you want to get rid of ants completely and without using chemicals? Sure you do. You need two weeks of intensive treatment using baking soda and ants will leave your garden alone.

On the other hand, you do not want to get rid of all ants, because they are beneficial in many ways. That is if you do not suffer from an “invasion” of ants. However, you do not want to see any ants near currant bushes or under your garden gazebo.Here is a tip you can use to drive ants out naturally.

Baking soda

It is very easy. Take a handful of baking soda and sprinkle it directly on the nest and around. This is very unpleasant for ants as the fine powder sticks to their tiny bodies, and eventually they suffocate.

If you have a large anthill, you need to combine baking soda with powdered sugar. Ants love sugar and you will force them to eat sugar together with the baking soda. This is bad news for their digestion because soda will eventually swell in their stomachs and literally tear them apart from the inside. They also bring a dose of this tasty food to soldiers or ant larvae inside the anthill.This should solve your problem.


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Plants that repel ants

You can also plant herbs that ants hate. Plant them at spots where you want to scare ants away. And which are these bad plants? Try parsley, dill, mint, wormwood or nicely fragrant lavender.

Ged rid of ticks too

Strong fragrance and essential oils will do the trick for ants, but you can do the same for ticks! Here are the plants you should use. Lavender, thyme, rosemary, wormwood, mint, chrysanthemums, oregano or geraniums.

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Radek Štěpán

Gardening is my hobby, I have a lot of experience and I am happy to share it.


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