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How can I get rid of two huge ant colonies in my garden?



If spinosad is legal where you are, I would use a bait containing it near each mound.

19 Mar, 2011


Thank you, but what is spinosad? Is it tradename of some chemical or what? Did not find it in vocabulary.

20 Mar, 2011


Hi Tugbrethil, sorry, one "bad" somment: I noticed you are from Arizona. Are there gardens? LOL. Just joking.
It must be hard work there to found and keep the garden.

20 Mar, 2011


any leading ant powder will rid you of these pests quit quickly .

20 Mar, 2011


Hi Katarina, my view has always been that wildlife has to go somewhere - this planet is not just for us..............and as with any eradication programme such as the badgers if you break up colonies the situation multiplies (the survivors set up numerous other colonies)
Any chance you can work round them - best of luck.

20 Mar, 2011


i agree john

21 Mar, 2011


Well, thank you John very much for your fundamental ecologic view. I agree, each living creature has right to live on the planet. That is why I am not using chemicals in my garden. On the other side, ecology is about balance. Those ants lived in my garden also before and hope they will after me. But now they are overpopulated as they made large colonies. And I have to do with it something. I am looking forward to some advice from good gardeners. But thanks.

21 Mar, 2011


I recommended spinosad, Katarina, because it is safe for people, pets, and wildlife, but it's relatively new, and I'm not sure which countries have approved it or not.
Yep, we do have gardens here, but we need to spend so much money on soil conditioning, fertilizer, and water, that we grow vegetables for therapy, not to save money! : )

22 Mar, 2011


Thank you, Tugbrethil.

23 Mar, 2011


Oh Tug, I know exactly what you mean!!

9 Apr, 2011

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