Asked on May 1, 2017

How to kill ants in flower pots, without killing the flowers?

Sue SandersSuzanneJeanine Turner


5 answers
  • Janet Pizaro
    on May 1, 2017

    Apply cinnamon,spray peppermint essential oils or sprinkle food grade diatomaceous earth.
  • Beth Shorts
    on May 1, 2017

    Try sprinkling diatomaceous earth around your pots, and lightly sprinkle it on the earth the plants are in. Diamotaceous earth is a natural product, and won't harm your plants. You can find it at most garden and building centers, as well as online.
  • Jeanine Turner
    on May 1, 2017

    Boric acid kills ants and roaches but is nontoxic to humans and pets.
  • Suzanne
    on May 5, 2017

    Try coffee grounds or peppermint oil.
  • Sue Sanders
    on May 5, 2017

    Mix in a little flour. I've used flour and the ants dissapear. sprinkle a little flour around the pot as well put some flour in the pot. Got rid of ants inside a timber used down the side of my driveway.. They were all gone within 15 minutes as well as all their "eggs". I was amazed. I also sprinkle around the back of my cabinet by the backsplash and they quit coming in a small area that opened in the grout where the backspash met the cabinet top.
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