Plants in pest control
- Custard apple
- Guinea hen
- Dried and crushed mint leaves or cloves.
- Boiling water
Locate the anthill or the ants' colony. Pour boiling water into it.
Ants prefer dry locations. To force them to relocate, constantly flood the area with water.
Cut infested plant parts caused by aphids, mealybugs, etc. The ants feed on the honeydew excreted by these insects.
- Ant oil spray
Mix 2 tbsp dish washing soap, 2 tsp vegetable oil, 2 tbsp salt and few drops of white vinegar into 4 liters of water
- Baking soda
Baking soda or yeast mix with sugar.
- Diatomaceous earth
- Soap solution
Spray the ants with soapy water. Be careful when spraying on ants foraging on plants, as some plants are sensitive to soap.
- Plant ash
- Spread finely ground coffee husks around the plant.