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How to Get Rid of Ants on Pine Trees

By Ally Heers | Updated September 26, 2017

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Items you will need

  • Baby powder

  • Corn meal

  • Water

  • Pesticides

Do you have a beautiful strong tall pine tree? Then you must protect the pine tree from being attacked by ants. Ants can disrupt the roots due to their nest building. They also eat the dead wood. There are natural ways to get rid of ants and there are poisonous ways. Here are a few ways to get rid of the ants on your pine tree.

Try to figure out what kind of ants you have on your pine tree. Figure out what the ants are going after. If the ants are going into your house from the tree, then you have carpenter ants.

Get rid of aphids if they are on your tree. Kill the aphids and the ants will leave your pine tree. Use in insecticidal soap or Diazinon to get rid of the aphids.

Sprinkle baby powder or corn meal around your pine tree. Mix the corn meal with borax laundry booster, if you do not have any pets that may eat it.

Throwing boiling water onto your pine tree is another natural way to get rid of ants.

Doing a dormant spray with oil in the winter and a weaker spray in the summer can help.

Warnings

  • Some pesticides may be against the law in your county. Check with your local county for the laws.

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Author

Ally Heers has been a writer since 2008, specializing in skincare and fashion. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in communications from California State University, San Marcos, and also has her real-estate license.

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