excerpt from "Tiny Game Hunting" with some amusing organic solutions suggested
as a first choice before chemicals:
Hawaiian "organic experts" page with a "how can I control ants organically?"
link to click on
Here are organic/home-remedies for treating ants: Drench a mound with straight
vinegar, soapy water or boiling water. Be extremely careful approaching and
treating a mound. You don't want to be covered by thousands of these now angry
sweet tempered individuals believe that a little lavender oil sprayed at
the mouth of the mound or on the trail the ants take turns them off ( I
don't know about this.)
I have yet to check with the "Gardens Alive" catalog.
In the meantime, does anyone know of an organic remedy for eliminating ants in
the garden which are eating my strawberries?
SLLC Organic Community Garden
1452 Avondale St
Sylvan Lake, MI 48320