Put some grits around their hills. They'll be gone in a day or two.
Someone has suggested that the grits makes them move, but I'm
thinking it kills them (or at least that hill). Try not to disturb the
hill when you drop a spoonfull of grits around it. Let me know if
they are still there two days later.
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For the last several years, I've had ant hills in my garden. I mean they are
IN the garden, right with the plants and all. So, when I trim, or weed, or
harvest, it upsets the ants and they all come streaming out and I have to go
away for a day. These are regular black ants, not the fire ant kind (thank
I've planted some of my garden for this year, and am thinking ahead to when
the ants get active.
Does anyone have any suggestions to help either kill the ants, or encourage
them to build elsewhere? I'm in Northern Utah, Zone 4.
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