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Eco-Friendly Ways To Kill Ants Nests Without Damaging Your Lawn
An eco-friendly approach is often the best way to remove ants without harming your lawn by effectively disrupting colonies and encouraging them to relocate.
Diatomaceous earth (DE) is made from tiny organisms called diatoms. Their skeletons are incredibly sharp at the microscopic level and act as an effective deterrent to ants.
When ants make contact with DE, they dehydrate and die. You can effectively eradicate the ant population by sprinkling DE around ant nests or areas of ant activity in your lawn.
DE is non-toxic to humans and pets and doesn't harm beneficial insects like bees and butterflies, making it an excellent choice for organic pest control.
Biological ant nematodes,
or entomopathogenic nematodes, are microscopic roundworms that can be used as a natural, environmentally-friendly method.
They work by releasing a bacteria in the ant's body that kills it within 24 to 48 hours. The nematodes then reproduce and
seek out other ants, perpetuating the cycle.