Ants on the path and terrace: relocate instead of fighting them

Last updated on October 23rd, 2023 at 08:15 pm

The little crawlers can also be quite a nuisance in the garden. Instead of reaching for the chemical mace, you should first try relocating them.

Ants on the path and terrace: relocate instead of fighting them
The sandy joint material of road surfaces is ideal for ant nests. But don’t panic – they can usually be relocated

Ants love slab and pavement surfaces laid in sand – sand is an ideal building material for their nesting burrows. The state-forming insects make themselves noticeable through small craters that they build out of the joint material. However, because ants are basically useful insects, you should not fight them right away, but help them “relocate”:

Ants on the path and terrace: relocate instead of fighting them

Fill a wet clay pot with wood shavings or crumpled newspaper and a blob of jam or sugar. Place the clay pot on the joints with the opening facing down. It will now take a few days for the ants to accept the pot and relocate. When the time has come, lift the pot, e.g. with the help of a shovel, and move it to a suitable place at least 20 m away.

Ants can be a nuisance in any home. They often find their way into our homes and terraces, leaving us with the task of getting rid of them. Fighting the ants is not always the best solution, as it can be time-consuming and ineffective. Instead, relocating them is a more humane and effective solution.

Relocating ants involves finding out where they are coming from and moving their nest to a place away from your home or terrace. This will ensure that they don’t come back again, while also allowing them to continue living in their natural habitat without any disruption. Relocating ants is much more humane than fighting them, as it ensures that no harm comes to the ants or their environment.

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