Ants are as effective as pesticides

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    Becky Administrator

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    I read an interesting article yesterday and thought you folks would be interested in reading it too... A study has been done looking into whether ants are as effective as pesticides, and the results are very interesting!

    Read the full article here.
     
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    Interesting article. I just wished we had that type of ant in the US. Unfortunately the only carnivorous ant we have is the fire ant. Some of our ants actually harbor and safeguard destructive insects while others literally harvest the leaves of plants. Maybe we can import some
     
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    My garden ants should read this article, they should be attacking other insect instead of sucking honeydew.

    May be they sometime have special occasion on which they plan to have a grand feast, they become aggressive and kill other ants of different species or other colony, all insects, even frogs.
     
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    Hmmmmm! Not convinced Becky.....dont feel I want to encourage more ants. As summer progresses so will the activities of the ants we already have. :unsure:
     
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    I have a live-and-let-live kind of attitude to ants.
    If they come into the house or farm blackfly on my fruit trees, I fight them off, but if they're doing no harm, I leave them be.
     
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    I have No problem with UK Ants as long as they stay in the garden I'm happy to share it with them. They are Cool in my world:).................just stay out of the house;)
     
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    UK Ants don't bother me either.... :D:D:D:D
     
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    it gets annoying when ants don't just stay in the garden
     
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