How to get rid of a red gerber daisy plant in a flower pot?


It i loaded with ants. Should I spray the plant and roots with ant Killer. Help//// Frank

  4 answers
  • If you do that, it will kill the plant. You need to repot it carefully. Do this outside. Spread newspaper on your work surface. Mine is my patio table in the back yard. Take the plant out out of the pot carefully. Remove as much dirt as you can from the roots. Then take your garden hose and rinse the roots to get rid of the ants. Set the cleaned plant aside in the shade on fresh newspaper. Now wash the pot inside and out with dish soap. Repot the plant in fresh ant free potting soil. Water well. It will droop initially, but in a few days it will perk back up. Wrap up the newspaper and soil full of ants and place in a plastic bag and place in your trash bin. Hose the area down. Done, neat and tidy.

  • Black Hills Rosie Black Hills Rosie on May 20, 2019

    Mix 1 tsp. boric acid with 6 tablespoons plain sugar and 2 cups of water. Soak cotton balls in it. Poke holes in a small plastic container (I use frosting tubs) then push soaked cotton balls into it . Ants will get into it for the sugar and carry it to the ant hill. This will kill the hill. Don't pour the solution directly on soil as may sterilize the soil, This hint came from a magazine that specializes in organic growing.

  • Robyn Garner Robyn Garner on May 21, 2019

    I have used a 50/50 mix of boric acid and table sugar to get rid of ants for decades. It works!

  • Frank Frank on May 21, 2019

    thank you