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linear249

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Ants in Earthbox
« on: October 20, 2018, 05:01:09 pm »
I know this was discussed before, but I couldn't find the info.  What do I need to do?  Want to plant kale jn the box.

Thanks, Aline
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Re: Ants in Earthbox
« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2018, 11:39:29 am »
Depends on the type of ant. Regular ants (meaning other than mutant fire ants) I plug the drain hole and fill the box with water and leave it for a day. The ants will leave on their own to find a new home. If they are fire ants the box belongs to them now. Filling with water will do nothing but make them meaner. Best just to buy a new box and let them keep theirs.  :o
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Re: Ants in Earthbox
« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2018, 01:04:46 pm »
Thank you.
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Re: Ants in Earthbox
« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2018, 04:18:48 pm »
Aline, use a spinosad a.i. drench for fire ants, 4 TBS/gallon. You have to pull the cover back and thoroughly drench the box
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Re: Ants in Earthbox
« Reply #4 on: October 21, 2018, 04:37:35 pm »
I dumped the box in a low area of the yard and let them eat ant poison.  It's a done deal, ants gone.  Need to redo earthbox.
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Re: Ants in Earthbox
« Reply #5 on: October 22, 2018, 11:07:24 am »
Gardendoc,
What's the a.i.

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