Isaac Hill wrote:I believe that good ol' Sepp has called ants the regulators of the soil... I believe that. They perform some very important functions and I would be wary of destroying their homes. Better to give them what they want and let them be in my book.
Nick Garbarino wrote:Ants aerate & fertilize the soil. I generally leave them alone but if I need them to vacate an area I make a solution of compost tea, citrus oil, and molasses. It kills them without hurting plants or degrading the soil. If interested, I'll send the recipe.