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"Ants in Compost?"

North Yorkshire, United Kingdom Gb

We would like to use the 4 year old tub of lovely compost....but it is heaving with ants....what do we do please???



I don't know if you can buy this locally, but we have it in the US. Search the internet for BORAX. Very inexpensive white powder. Mix it about 20% borax and 80% syrup or sugar. Put the mixture in small flat containers (lids of canning jars work well) on top of the compost or beside the tub. The sugar attracts the ants, they return to the nest and bring borax with them - actually kills the nest. May take a week or so if you have heavy infestation. Good Luck!

16 Jul, 2008

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