How to Get Rid of Ants

By on September 24, 2013

In this video, Tricia shares her tips on controlling ants in the house and in the garden.

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Great video. When the ants get out of hand farming scales on my indoor dwarf citruses, anthuriums and budding palm fronds and sponging them off is not going to do the trick, I use a solution of dish soap, lemon juice and vodka diluted in a spray bottle. Have to be careful it’s not too strong to hurt the plant and use just enough to kill the scales. It usually takes three applications 3 days apart.

Posted by Billy on Oct. 09, 2013 at 10:15:28 AM

Thanks for sharing your tips, Billy!

Posted by on Oct. 10, 2013 at 2:32:40 PM


Thank you so very mush. I love your videos!

Posted by Care on Sep. 28, 2015 at 1:07:04 PM


What can be done when ants are attacking figs?  They show up in late summer just before the figs are ripe and eat them from the inside leaving the outer skin so you cannot see that they are infested.  There is little evidence of ant trails going up the trunk or branches and impossible to see where the nest is underground.  I have bark mulch under the tree most of the way to the drip line. This has happened 2 years in a row.  Other trees nearby are not affected.  They are also mulched.  Any ideas?

Posted by Denise on Nov. 26, 2016 at 2:12:24 AM

Denise, ants traveling up and down your tree can be caught be using a sticky band around the tree, or make your own sticky trap with the Tangle guard tree wrap and a sticky coating like the pit610. Another solution is to use a product like the Safer ant and crawling insect killer. But keep in mind it only works when it is dry. I had a problem out in one of my raised beds with ants and I used the Terro Outdoor Bait Station, it worked very well and got rid of the problem. So there are many ways to control or get rid of ants in your fig tree. Hope this helps.

Posted by Suzanne at on Nov. 29, 2016 at 10:09:57 AM

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