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Issue with red and black ants

Okra    None Given

I tried everything to stop ants from getting my flower from okra. I don't know what to do? My final solution is to put rat poison around plant.


Posted by: Milan (1 point) Milan
Posted: June 24, 2016




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You can spray soap water mixture. Mix 1 liter of water with 2tbs of liquid soap, shake well and spray on plants. Repeat the spray every other day for a week.
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Posted by: Dr. Ravishankar Narayana (8 points) Dr. Ravishankar Narayana
Posted: June 24, 2016




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Ants dont eat Okra, so what exactly is the problem? It is possible that the ants are attracted to a group of plant feeding bugs (like aphids) that are sucking resources from the plant and also possibly injecting virus. Follow the ants and see what they are doing

Rat poison wont work for ants. And neither should you liberally spread ant poison around. Many ants can be beneficial but predating plant feeding insects. Collect more data and tell us. Also, where are you?


Posted by: David Hughes (43 points) David Hughes
Posted: June 24, 2016


Milan commented,
Then i crushed a 2 chalks for ants and dust them, they run to their home.
over 3 years ago.



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If ants do not eat flower what else is the cause. I use insecticide 3 different types past three weeks and nothing. I used window cleaner + 3 fresh lemons + soap water it works at first but no lasting period of time. I'am from serbia this exotic food and other are unknow to general public.
It's a start. This three weeks were pain in a ass. But after the weather cooled down, there were no ants and what a joy. If somene wants to grow okra grow inside.


Posted by: Milan (1 point) Milan
Posted: June 25, 2016




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Ants won't damage the okra plants but may pose difficult while harvesting pods. So to control ants you can use cok ash spreading around the field or plants.


Posted by: mer sanjay (1 point) mer sanjay
Posted: August 6, 2016




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