Asked on Jun 20, 2013

Cut Ants

Mary Ann GerhardtDebra K.Jeannine Maranchuk


We are being taken over by cut ants. They are stripping the leaves off all our plants and shrubs. Does anybody know how to get rid of them? Hopefully a non-chemical, if not, anything.
7 answers
  • Douglas Hunt
    on Jun 20, 2013

    Mary Ann, according to Texas A&M, control of cut ants is very difficult, and there is only one widely available bait that has proven effective. It is sold under the name Amdro® Ant Block. You'll want to read their report here:

  • Mary Ann Gerhardt
    on Jun 22, 2013

    Thank you. I will purchase some. We have at least 164 mounds in our backyard.

  • Pat Barrett Cowherd Marsh
    on Jun 22, 2013

    I tried the homemade mosquito trap...nary a one got trapped..

  • Pat Barrett Cowherd Marsh
    on Jun 22, 2013

    Going to try lemon grass and the garlic spray and listerine..hhhmmm lemon ,garlic, listerine...sounds better than pesticide ,chemical,poisons..

  • Jeannine Maranchuk
    on Jun 22, 2013

    I used to sprinkle cayenne pepper around my house & peonies to rid the area of ants. Worked like a charm. The other option is to mix Borax & icing sugar together. Apparently they carry the sugar back to the nest to eat, then the Borax kills them. I have never tried that as icing sugar is expensive. Cayenne pepper worked for the 30+ years I owned houses in Manitoba. Even with 2 cats & kids. Hope this helps

  • Debra K.
    on Jun 22, 2013

    Someone told me to use white vinegar???? I also like neem oil.

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  • Mary Ann Gerhardt
    on Jun 23, 2013

    Thanks for all the replies. Will try and see if any or them work.

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