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Curative control

Plants in pest control

  1. Chili
  2. Custard apple
  3. Guinea hen
  4. Onion
  5. Wormseed
  6. Dried and crushed mint leaves or cloves.

Physical control

  1. Ant barrier
  2. Boiling water
    Locate the anthill or the ants' colony. Pour boiling water into it.
  3. Flooding
    Ants prefer dry locations. To force them to relocate, constantly flood the area with water.
  4. Pruning
    Cut infested plant parts caused by aphids, mealybugs, etc. The ants feed on the honeydew excreted by these insects.

Other solutions

  1. Ant oil spray
    Mix 2 tbsp dish washing soap, 2 tsp vegetable oil, 2 tbsp salt and few drops of white vinegar into 4 liters of water
  2. Baking soda
    Baking soda or yeast mix with sugar.
  3. Diatomaceous earth
  4. Soap solution
    Spray the ants with soapy water. Be careful when spraying on ants foraging on plants, as some plants are sensitive to soap.

Other methods

  1. Plant ash
  2. Spread finely ground coffee husks around the plant.
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