The life cycle of an ant
Ways to get rid of ants naturally from your garden:
Depending on whether or not you want to kill the ants or just remove or repel them from your garden, these are a few natural ways to get rid of ants without expensive and poisonous pesticides.
Sprinkle it over the mound thoroughly. The ants will attempt to eat the cornmeal, but they cannot digest it, so they die.
Use talcum powder.
Sprinkle baby powder or talcum powder over a mound and they will be repelled and move to another area.
Use baking soda and vinegar.
Make like a science experiment and pour vinegar on the mound, followed by baking soda. The two mix together and create an acid, which kills the ants.
Use diatomaceous earth.
Sprinkle diatomaceous earth on the mound generously. Diatomaceous earth is a powder made up of the exoskeleton of sea algae, and contains razor-sharp edges. It fools the ants into thinking they have food, but in reality, cuts them and they die. This is effective on a small nest and cause them to relocate, but it will not reach a queen ant.
Lay out cucumber peelings
Spreading out cucumber peelings around your plants will repel the ants from your plants. They do not like the odor of cucumbers.
Growing mint in your garden area repels ants, and using the leaves as compost can make an additional barrier to keeping them away.
Sprinkle Borax on the nest, which poisons the ants. You can mix it with granulated or powdered sugar, using a 1;3 ratio of Borax to sugar. The sugar attracts them, and then the Borax kills them.
Do you have other tips for removing ants? Leave them in the comments below.