How to Keep Ants Out of Your Flower Gardens

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Keeping ants out of your flower gardens can be done by following a few key steps. Keep ants out of your flower gardens with help from a certified horticulturist in this free video clip.

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I'm Donna Emery from Glover Nursery in West Jordan, Utah and we're going to learn about keeping ants out of your flowerbeds. For ant problems in your flower beds you have a couple of choices. The best thing to do is to use a bait that is taken back to the colony so the entire colony is killed including the queen. If you just spray an insecticide on the surface on the ants that are visible, you're not going to have long term control because the colony is still active and they're going to come back so you can use a bait station like this one. Place the bait station at the edge of your flower bed where the ants can easily get to it. However, if you have small children or pets, make sure that the station is where they can't find it. For fire ants, you can use a granular type bait and this you merely sprinkle around the edge of your flowerbed and form a a perimeter. The ants will take this back to the nest and feed it to the queen and the whole colony will die. I'm Donna Emery from Glover Nursery and we've been looking at keeping ants out of flowerbeds.

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