I have ants in my gardenia pot. What's the best way to eradicate them?

Ruth P. Hakulin
by Ruth P. Hakulin
  6 answers
  • Beverly Lambert Beverly Lambert on Jul 13, 2017

    Take 2 cigarettes and put them into boiling h20, step til it looks like dark tea, strain, cool and use a little of this in 8 oz of h20 to water the plant. This is also good for misting on plants which get bugs or before bringing them inside for the cole months.

  • Chk24902482 Chk24902482 on Jul 13, 2017

    I use ant powder, dug into the soil and watered in well. You can also mix it with water and pour it into the soil. Wait for 15 days and repeat if necessary. I use this method for any insects in my pots and bedding plants and it works very well for me.

  • Ruth P. Hakulin Ruth P. Hakulin on Jul 13, 2017

    Great, what is the name of the ant powder?

  • Debra Debra on Jul 13, 2017

    Paprika or chili powder

  • Dgreen Dgreen on Jul 13, 2017

    Sprinkle Borax powder and they carry it to the others and die.

  • packaged cornbread mix that says it is sweetened and put it where they are. They will take it to the mound, everyone will eat it and die, they can't digest the cornmeal, but will take it because it is sweetened. Little goes a long way.