Ant Control Products

There are multiple ways to treat for ants.  The following is a basic list of treatments. Please contact a Garden Seventeen associate with any detailed questions about your situation!

I Must Garden Ant Control

This spray uses all-natural ingredients such as soybean oil, garlic, molasses, and mint oil to repel and kill ants. The formula has been tried and rigorously tested to work without using harmful chemicals and pesticides. 

This product kills on contact and repels for weeks! It is fully guaranteed to work without having an unpleasant stench like other repellents on the market. Because this product only uses natural ingredients, it is not harmful for the environment and is a safe alternative to use around your pets and family.

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Mound Drench and Orange Oil

Both of these products are great for an organic choice to contact kill mounds and random ants! They work by degrading the waxy coating on the exoskeleton of insects, causing dehydration and asphyxiation. Use 6oz to 1 gallon of water for mounds in the lawn, 2 oz to 1 gallon of water for mounds in garden beds, and 1 oz in a spray bottle filled with water that is directly sprayed on ants.

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Diatomaceous Earth

Diatomaceous Earth Food Grade is a mechanical killer that insects can’t become immune to. It works by absorbing the insects’ body fluids while removing their wax coating. It is for use in and around residential, commercial, and agricultural buildings and may be applied while animals are present, on crops, and stored grain. Apply lightly and uniformly with a hand duster or other suitable means to areas where insects are present, especially to cracks and crevices.  The amount of product to be applied will vary with the site but should usually be in the range of 1 – 5 oz. per 100 square feet (or mix one to two tablespoons per gallon of water). This will not harm birds or earthworms.

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Come & Get It

This product kills both the Queen & the mound with no mixing or watering required! Come and Get It contains a bait that attracts foraging fire ants and is readily taken back into the nest as food for the colony. Fire ants that consume the bait will appear sick and lethargic within 12 – 24 hours. Dead ants will frequently be seen near mounds 24 – 36 hours after application.

Use this product on lawns & other turf areas such as recreational areas, ornamentals, landscapes, greenhouses, and most crops (Tree Nuts, Citrus, Stone Fruit, Tree Fruits, Herbs, and Vegetables.

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Molasses: (Both Dried and Liquid)

Dried molasses is a soil building product made by spraying organic bits with liquid molasses. It is used to quickly stimulate microbes in the soil and give an indirect benefit of fertility. In many cases it will also run fire ants off the property.

-Horticultural Molasses provides a natural food source for the indigenous microbial populations in the soil. It is recommended for all types of plants, crops and turf. Molasses is compatible with most natural biological soil stimulators. The more soil microbial life, the more ants do not want to live there!

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