Asked on Apr 09, 2017

My raspberry bushes are covered in ants. How do I get rid of them?

Shari  Foucault
by Shari Foucault
  4 answers
  • Cori Widen Cori Widen on Apr 09, 2017

    A few things to try!

    • Sprinkle diatomaceous earth around the bushes
    • Make sure that you remove any leaves/branches of the bush that touch the ground
    • Grow strong smelling herbs as close to the bush as possible
    • Lin17744108 Lin17744108 on Apr 10, 2017

      Check closely to see if there are aphids, also. They are usually together. Then use an aphid treatment, either chemical or natural, you choose.

  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Apr 09, 2017

  • Cindy Crockett Cindy Crockett on Apr 10, 2017

    Sprinkle cornmeal around the bushes. Ants eat it and don't come back.

  • Dianna Dianna on Apr 10, 2017

    Keep ants away with I cup water, 1/2 cup Borax and 1/4 cup sugar pour any where you see an ant trail or hill