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 Post subject: Ants in my Strawberries
PostPosted: Wed May 19, 2004 11:04 pm 
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    :( i have a problem with ants in the center of my strawberry plants. what do i do to get rid of them without hurting my strawberry plants. Ants eat my strawberries. please help.

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 Post subject: Ant problems
PostPosted: Wed May 19, 2004 11:17 pm 
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DE or a good dose of cedar will chase most of them off.
Do you know what kind they are?
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 Post subject: ants in my strawberries
PostPosted: Thu May 20, 2004 6:42 am 
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Yes, they are the little tiny black ones! Do I use cedar mulch around plants or is there some other cedar I should use. Thanks for reply.

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 Post subject: ants
PostPosted: Thu May 20, 2004 11:12 pm 
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Yeah, we have a not so delicate term for them down here in Texas.
I'd dust some diatomaceous earth around the strawberries, and mulch with shredded cedar. That is the most effective method I have seen in a case like this. Cinnamon also chases away some ants so you mght sprinkle it around, or black pepper. Just make sure to wash your strawberries well. You might put a little newspaper under the berries so they don't get too moist, also. Experiment and little and you'll find something that works.

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