Ants on strawberries

Ants on strawberries

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Question: how do I get rid of ants

I have been growing a communal garden for almost 5 years and I have a problem with ants eating strawberries I would like to know how to solve the problem being a communal garden I can't use poison

Ants on strawberries: Answer: how I get rid of ants

Dear Alessandro,
ants are small social insects, widespread throughout the globe; there are several species, many of which are specialized so that they can live in particular environmental conditions; the ants present in nature in Italy are used to living with man and with a natural anthropized environment, and therefore are able to feed on bread crumbs, but also of seed of the fields, mushrooms, honeydew produced by other insects, flour , other insects. They are an important element in our ecosystem, and are present everywhere. When they enter our garden or garden, it is generally not for feeding directly on plants, rather they prey on seed stocks, eat some types of fruit, and very often live as opportunists on other insects, such as aphids. It works like this: aphids suck the sap from the leaves of plants, being a very sugary liquid, fidi expel excess sugars in the form of honeydew; ants cleanse the honeydew aphids and use it as food. Often the presence of ants in a garden is not so much a damage in itself, rather these insects tend to spread other insects from the garden and in the garden, which are harmful to the plants. In addition to this, a few crumbs that come out of a drawer, a dusting of flour, the sowing of the new crop, are all elements that can attract the attention of the ants, which arrive quickly, being able to cover large spaces in a single day, at outside their anthill, where they return with food. Ants perform an important function of cleaning the undergrowth, and their work is also useful in inhabited areas, because they feed on various insects or small dead animals, accelerating their decomposition. It is therefore important to let these insects carry out their work, although it may be useful for them to do so away from our crops. Typically insecticidal baits are used against ants, which even if they do not decimate an anthill, force the workers to turn towards other shores, since where we have placed the insecticide the food is clearly harmful to them. However, there are also other products more in harmony with nature: rather than killing ants, they tend to distance them, preventing them from reaching our garden. Typically these are barrier products, based on useful micro-organisms or very aromatic essential oils, which keep insects away; they are not products that you find in all garden centers, but by doing a quick online search you can find various products, to be used in periods without rain. Usually before the ants completely change the playground, they also spend several days, so do not despair if within 2-3 days you feel that nothing is happening. In addition to a barrier product against ants, I also advise you to keep the garden clean of weeds (whose seeds are very interesting for ants) and of insects of various types (such as the aphids mentioned above); in organic farming a series of remedies against aphids are used, which you can find without problems in any DIY store.


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