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By Molly Hackett
Master Gardener 

Dealing with ants, tomatoes and potato scab

Dirty Fingernails


August 1, 2019

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Molly Hackett, Master Gardener

Q: Can you tell me how to kill the ants in my garden?

A: I know of nothing short of nuclear attack that would kill ants, but I can tell you how to get them out of the garden easily, as long as you don't insist that they die in the process.

Ants require their homes to be in dry dirt. If you turn their home into a mudhole, they move away. It is that simple. The easiest method for moving ants that I know of is to lay a garden hose on the ground, with the end near the anthill. Turn on the water just enough to keep barely a trickle of water coming from the hose. Leave it for two days. When you m...

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