Ants are eating my tomatoes , what can I do so they will stay away?

by Mary
  8 answers
  • Richard Napiewocki Jr. Richard Napiewocki Jr. on Jul 07, 2018

    Here is some good advice moth balls. Put a couple in a small container near your vegetables

  • Sheryl Sheryl on Jul 07, 2018

    Mix 1 cup of Sugar,3 Tablespoons of Borax. 3 cups of warm water.Soak cotton balls. Put in lids in garden. This will draw the ants to the mixture. They will eat the mixture. The borax will kill them. Or you can mix 1 part Baking Soda and 1 part powdered Sugar.Put in jar lids, and sit next to ant mounds.

  • Critter Cove Critter Cove on Jul 07, 2018

    Find someone who grooms dogs, have them save you enough old dirty hair to spread around in your garden it keeps just about everything from messing around in there ... you can also sprinkle ground cinnamon at the base of the plants.. It works great on the ants around here in NC

  • Pam Miller Pam Miller on Jul 08, 2018

    Try planting some Marigolds in your garden area. They look pretty and have a smell that most garden bugs don't like and stay away from. I am not sure about the ants but I know it works for all other garden bugs.

  • Lee Lee on Jul 08, 2018
    try applying an inch or so of Tanglefoot to the base of the plant

  • Sue Sanders Sue Sanders on Jul 08, 2018

    Put some flour in a sieve and shake around your plant and watch the ants dissapear, they even take their larve with them. For some reason they hate flour. The dog hair in some old panty hose legs tied in your garden on sticks gets rid of the rabbits.

  • Mary Mary on Jul 10, 2018
    Thank you everyone for your answers.

  • Hey sue, I know I'm a little late to the show here but I just learned something I thought I'd share. The ants are after aphid droppings, its full of sugar. Boil some garlic, cool, strain, pour in a spray bottle with a few drops of dish soap. Spray the plants down and it will get rid of the bugs, the soap breaks down their exoskeleton , killing them on contact and the garlic keeps new ones from coming. When the other bugs are gone the ants won't bother your plants anymore. Good luck!