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Can't keep the ants off my Jalapeno pepper plant, they keep eating the flowers. Hate having to use a pesticide on my plants. Any thoughts?
 

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Mix that boric acid half and half with powdered sugar. They can't separate it or tell the difference and it will kill them.
 

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You guys overcomplicate everything........
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But then again, ants who like peppers might prefer Tex-Mex style food.

Make some of that Texas style beanless chili, pour it around the plant and see if that doesn't scare them away!
 
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But then again, ants who like peppers might prefer Tex-Mex style food.

Make some of that Texas style beanless chili, pour it around the plant and see if that doesn't scare them away!
Great idea...when they fart it'll blow their asses off! :D
 

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I would go with the boric acid powder!
 
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IIRC they actually take the boric acid granules back to the nest and kill a bunch more.
 
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:huh: I dunno, for a guy that can take out a liter jug at 100 yds...:unsure:...I wouldn't think a couple'a ants up close would be a big deal. :D
 
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This has worked for me; Quick grits, spread them uncooked around where ants are a problem. They will take them into the nest eat some and feed the queen, they explode an your problem is solved....
 
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But then again, ants who like peppers might prefer Tex-Mex style food.

Make some of that Texas style beanless chili, pour it around the plant and see if that doesn't scare them away!
Yes, and what doesn't kill them will make them stronger.:icon_rolleyes:
 

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i have heard that spraying cayenne pepper juice on the plant will deter pests.
They are not touching the cayenne pepper plant at all, might be worth a try.
 
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