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22/05/2012 at 09:42
22/05/2012 at 10:16

Yes, they can cause problems. I've had them build nests in pots, they like dry conditions so they get in after winter when the compost is on the dry side. I now do frequent checks .Lift the pots up and if compost falls out the bottom it can indicate that ants have got in and displaced it. A good soaking can discourage them, or sprinkle ant poison granules under the pot and don't let a pot stand in the same place too long.

They can also farm aphids on plants but that is easier to spot than nests in pots.

22/05/2012 at 10:31

I too have had similar problems with ants, just like toonia has mentioned - there's plenty of products on the market that will allow you to regain control of the situation.

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