I apparently made a big boo boo and put in a new mulch bed along the foundation of the house. The back side of the house has about 2-3 feet of foundation from the ground to structure, regardless I see ants crawling up and into the brick... oops.
And those ants are appearing in my bathtub, double oops.
What do you say about planting along the home?
Should I remove the mulch? Place bricks between the bed and home? Just try killing the ants?
I’m wondering if the bed would become inhospitable to ants once plants get established there but for now all I have is a coneflower, sorrel, and comfrey that was just recently transplanted.
I debated just moving the plants and destroying the bed but the comfrey in particular looks way too sickly to move so soon.
Hill Country Dream: Land Acquired > Home plans driving me crazy (still) > food forest pending
I had an ant highway hundreds, probably thousands of ants right in the path to get into the house. I sprinkled diatomaceous earth in the path. The next day not an ant in sight. That was weeks ago, and still haven't come back.
I didn't know about vinegar and water Anne, thanks. I will try that the next time ants invade my kitchen. I always know when my daughter sees ants in the kitchen because it looks like someone turned the fan on the flower bin. I hate having DE all over for several days. It does the trick, but looks terrible.
“We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses.” — Abraham Lincoln