The appearance of ants in the summer cottage guarantees the risk of the appearance of aphids, and with it the loss of the entire crop.
Despite the “horror stories” told by experienced gardeners, many still continue to think that ants on the site bring only benefits, in particular, they eat pests and contribute to the saturation of the soil with phosphorus. These two points actually have a place, but at the same time, ants create anthills on the site and contribute to the reproduction of aphids.
How to get rid of ants in the country once and for all
Effective means are those containing chlorpyrifos and diazinon. For plants, these substances do not pose any danger, ants eat the roots of plants impregnated with this composition and die.
But despite the effectiveness of modern methods, gardeners prefer folk methods of combating ants.
How to get rid of ants – folk methods
In order to get rid of ants, you can get rid of them from the anthill.
It is necessary to find an “ant house” and cover it with products to “release” specific smells, for example, garlic, smoked herring or anise leaves.
If you plant parsley and wormwood next to your favorite crops, ants will not reach them, because they cannot tolerate these aromatic plants.
Ants that have settled on the bark of trees can be driven away by spraying with hemp oil. In this situation, you can also use a fishing belt, which is usually hung for caterpillars and other pests.
Gutters with water also stop ants, but do not rid the area of their presence.