How do I get ants out of an outside flower pot?
put a couple drops of dish detergent in a pitcher of water. Take the plant outside and water till the water is coming out the bottom. That should do it. You may have to repeat in a couple days.
Spray the outside of the pots with lemon juice.
I have planters that I put outside for the summer and back inside for the winter and I use this product: https://www.amazon.com/Diatomaceous-Earth-Food-Grade-10/dp/B00025H2PY
Borax mixed with honey will safely kill ants and their colonies.
Cayenne pepper ants run from it. Be sure to isolate the infested pot and leave a place for the ants to vacate the pot—. Diatomaceous Earth works wonders on all kinds of insects, however also harms the friendly ones such as “Lady Bugs”
CORNMEAL WLL KILL THE ANTS IF THEY HAVE A WATER SUPPLY CLOSE BY .
Leave the pot outside so the ants can ‘run for their lives’, then lay orange peelings on top of the soil – all around the plants growing in the pot. The ants will quickly leave the pot, taking their eggs with them, and they will not return as long as you keep orange peels in the pot. I also spray orange scented spray all over the outside of the pot to keep ants off the sides.I repotted some plants yesterday and found the pots had lively ant colonies. I am concerned that that will be the case for my other pots as well. How can I trea… ]]>