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Old 08-27-2013, 02:16 PM   #1
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I just planted grass seeds for a new lawn yesterday,and the ants have already started to move it. How can I kill them without harming my new grass?
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Get a bait type ant killer. It will take several days but it will kill the colony.

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What do you mean "bait type"
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What do you mean "bait type"
Typically the poison is boric acid. You put drops of the bait where the ants are. They take it back to the nest where it kills the queen and subsequently the rest of the nest.

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Try to cover seeds properly in the soil so that ant cannot take them out and sprinkle some good quality ant killer sprays/powder.
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You can create an ant killer or detergent using household items like salt, chalk, lemon juice, cayenne pepper, vinegar and water, orange peels purred with water, corn meal and baking soda and vinegar.
I personally use corn meal, vinegar with water or vinegar and baking soda.
Feed them corn meal. They take it back to their nest and feast on it, but since they can't digest it, it eventually kills them. Corn meal won't harm children, pets and your grass.
Spray vinegar with water or vinegar with baking soda. This will also kill them without harming your grass.
Better than using commercialized pesticides and ant killer sprays/powder because using those kinds of products are poisonous and might harm your grass. Better be safe than sorry!
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