Ants and red maple

Yvonne W
by Yvonne W
How do I get rid of ants that have attacked my red maple and are killing it? It is still in a pot with pine straw on top. Yvonne
  5 answers
  • Bobbie Cullop Bobbie Cullop on May 26, 2015
    boil about 6 orange peels in a cup of water and mix in about 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar/add a splash of dawn disb wahsing liquid and spray around the base of tree and about a foot up it, will stop ants from climbing tree trunk spray affected areas with a mixture of dawn and citrus water it will kill the ants
  • Christel Christel on May 26, 2015
    Sprinkle some corn meal around the base of the tree & put a flat dish of water near the tree. The ants will eat the corn meal & get thirsty & drink the water & explode.
  • Suzette Trimmer Suzette Trimmer on May 26, 2015
    When it comes to the annual ant invasion I have tried almost everything to keep those little suckers away. What finally worked for me was an old simple organic measure. What kept ants away for me was as easy as peeling a cumber and lying the rinds all along my brick wall and threshold. Worked great. But also sure fire way that also works GREAT is scribble chalk also along areas where they enter. The chalk dust gets on their legs and prevents movement, in that they learn overnight not to enter into your home. Good Luck but with this advice you no longer need luck you need chalk.
  • Carlene Neels Carlene Neels on May 28, 2015
    Here in the south, grits are a pantry staple. As soon as I see an ant bed, I sprinkle a few grits around and within a coupe of days the nest is empty.