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Fruits and Nuts: Ants under fruit trees

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Cadiz, KY

July 13, 2012
10:07 AM

Post #9203877

There are a dozen ant colonies under each of my fruit trees. They climb the trees and eat my peaches. How do I get rid of them?

Lisle, IL
(Zone 5a)

July 13, 2012
3:18 PM

Post #9204184

Amdro works well, as they carry it into the colony and feed it to the queen.
Mapleton, OR
(Zone 8b)

July 14, 2012
12:09 PM

Post #9205099

If you make a 6-12 inch wrap of plastic wrap around the trunk about a foot off the ground, secured with tie tape, you can coat it with Tree tanglefoot (at HD or Lowe's) to make a 4-6 inch barrier to block the ants. Be sure no branches touch a fence or anything that would allow the ants to find a new path. Check the coating every couple of months, recoating if it's dried out or covered with dust, etc. The plastic keeps the trunk clean, and will last for at least a year or more.
Cadiz, KY

July 14, 2012
2:48 PM

Post #9205211

Thanks. Sounds like a couple of workable ideas.

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