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Ant nest near Apple tree trunk, help?
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Spence    Posted 07-29-2002 at 18:49:49       [Reply]  [No Email]
How do you get rid of an ant nest that is beside my best mac apple tree?

If I pour poison, I could kill the root. I placed one of those tin ant traps near it long ago and it's looks like it didn't work.

Is there anything else I can do without killing the tree?


michelle    Posted 07-30-2002 at 21:59:32       [Reply]  [No Email]
Guineas, turkeys, chickens etc and so on, thats what I use.
Diotomaceous earth is a really good idea!!! Just straight should work and it wont hurt your tree at all

tater    Posted 07-29-2002 at 22:42:20       [Reply]  [No Email]
have heard that instant grits works well.
havent tryed it yet, but have found ant bed in
my back yard, will try it an let u know.
i love grits, but dang dog won't eat it.
later, tater

Les...YAHOO    Posted 07-30-2002 at 03:05:31       [Reply]  [No Email]
I knew grits must be good for sumpthin.

Scott Hansen    Posted 07-29-2002 at 20:37:57       [Reply]  [Send Email]
The best thing I have found to kill ants is the cleaner that Checker auto sells for cleaning concrete floors and taking grease stains out of clothes. It's called Power Clean or something like that. I spray ant beds with it full strength from a squirt bottle. It also kills wasps and box elder bugs. Dang fast, too. I do not know if it will affect your tree, but it does not seem to bother my lawn yet. Spray the bed once a day until they are gone. It works well for me.

DeadCarp    Posted 07-29-2002 at 18:55:35       [Reply]  [No Email]
Dump a scoop of cat litter on the mound - i tried that (used litter) with half the yard and it do make a difference. Long as it contains diatomaceous earth. Don't go hogwild tho - it gets slicker than cowpies when it rains.:)

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