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Ants nesting in Bay tree pot

Will they damage the Bay?

If so what is the best way to get rid of them.


  • marshmellomarshmello Posts: 683

    They can damage it by making tunnels and moving compost away from the roots. Give it a good water and after a few hours knock it out i'ts pot and leave it it shade for an hour. Ants don't like to be disturbed and will move.

    Failing that - buy a container of ant powder and encircle the pot with it.

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,431

    I stand the pot onsome ant killer so they get into it when they come out of the pot but nothing else does

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • tenakitenaki Posts: 6

    Thank you, will give both a try

  • BenDoverBenDover Posts: 488

    If not done so already, stand the pot on something to get it off the ground/patio.  Old bricks will do.  If I leave pots on my patio, the ants bury up from the joins in between the block paving and see the entrance to the pot as a new world to conquer and then inhabit.  Also, if you give the pot a really good soaking that can sometimes be enough to make them move on.  They don't like being waterlogged.

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