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asked in category: General Last Updated: 23rd February, 2020

How do I get rid of ants on my pumpkin plants?

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Remove aphids and other honeydew-producing insects by spraying the plants with a garden hose every few days until the aphids are gone. Alternatively, spray the squash plants with a ready-to-use insecticidal soap to the point of runoff to kill the aphids.

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Similarly, how do I keep ants off my pumpkin plants?

Try laying some mint or cinnamon flavored gum around the base of the affected plant. Or just sprinkle some cinnamon around the base of the plant. Place ant killing food around the base of the plant – There are several recipes that can be used for this.

One may also ask, how do I get rid of ants on my plants? To remove ants from potted plants, fill a bucket with 1 gallon of water and 1 cup of dish soap or detergent. Pour half of the solution through the soil and catch runoff in a bucket. Then, put the other half in a spray bottle to use on escaping ants.

One may also ask, will ants hurt my pumpkin plants?

Most normal ants don't do any damage. The one thing I'd look out for from them is aphids. The eat the secretions of aphids and will even protect aphids from some predators, sort of making a living being aphid cowboys. If you have these ants look for those sucking aphids and treat for aphids.

How do I kill ants without killing my plants?

Soap. While you can purchase insecticidal soaps to kill ants in your garden, make your own instead, using simple dish soap. Add 1 teaspoon of dish soap to 1 pint of warm water and stir. Spray the soapy water directly on plants and around your garden to eliminate ants.

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