Just found yellow ants in my grape vine, tried the onion thing - hopefully this will do the job
Ants like dry ground, hence you find them under paving slabs and find them in clay if it is dry. Solution is to keep it wet.
Sybille, how did you apply the baking powder? Dry?
do you use neat vinegar to get rid of ants in greenhouse and will it damage the soil or growing grops
clairybelle i like the vinegar idea do you dilute it and will i damage the plants growing near
I am definitely going to try the sliced onion idea. I am plagued with ants in the garden every summer, although luckily none come in the house. I hate them almost as much as I hate slugs. The black ones are a nuisance and the red ones are worse.
I remember once seeing a blackbird sitting on my garden path picking up ants with its beak and dropping them on its wings. He spread his wings out on the path as if he was encouraging the ants to bite them. I wondered if there was something in formic acid which kills mites in their feathers?
does salt work
Not sure about ants liking dry conditions...my lawn is covered in colonies of red ants & we've had near constant rain for about 4 weeks (and yes, we do still have a drought??)
Will definately try the vinegar as my daughter loves to play on the lawn & we have 2 minature long haired Dachshunds...consquently, their bellies are very near the ground!!!
Paul, Wisbech, Cambs