ANTS: Nesting Between Osmunda and Bark Slab Requires Control Safe for Visiting Hummingbirds

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by Robert M. Hamilton (Compiler)

Originally published in The Orchid Doctor in 1980 and 1988

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Spray around the "nest" and base with Chlordane WP, A71-249
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ANTS: Attracted by Aphids Control the aphids and the ants disappear. A72-807; in Florida, when ants appear check for scale, mealybugs or aphids. DK12 0
ANTS: Controls Chlordane is the best control; its toxicity is twice that of malathion and it penetrates skin. A68-583; A76-14; use chlordane or submerge pot in water for 10 to 15 minutes. F78-66; most ant sprays contain kerosene or petroleum derivatives up to 90% and can burn plants. C73-53 Ants drive away the predators of soft scales, spider mites, mealybugs, aphids, etc.; use Baygone, Dursban and Diaz inon; spray on bench legs, outside greenhouse walls, etc. A85-1435; AH86-57 Ants foster spread of aphids, mealeybugs and soft scales; use chlordane or diazinon sprays on bench legs and wall bases inside and outside; use different sprays if ants are established in potting medium. AH10; N329; S189 Chlordane was formerly used but is now banned in the U.S.; a Diazinon drench is less effective. A85-1435; OIE85Sept-1 Last Bite and killer granules eliminate ants; some products may be limited in some states. OIE85My-15 Use "409 Cleaner", one quart to two gallons of water, spray on plants; sa... 0
ANTS: How to Kill in Cymbidium Plants Ficam-W dust is better than Chlordane and less toxic. A79-910 0
ANTS: In Cattleya Pots Control with five percent Chlordane dust applied around the base, etc. A75-500; use 2 ttpg.50% Diazinon. A80-630 0
ANTS: In Plants Summered Outside Kill with Chlordane if you can get it; be sure its formulation is for plants. A74-502 0
ANTS: Proper Use of Chlordane to Kill Ants Use one ounce of the 75% liquid concentrate in three gallons water and spray monthly all over plants, benches, inside walls. A72-807 0

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