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Old 06-06-2008, 07:49 PM   #1
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Ants on my lettuce!

Now what!?!?

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Old 06-06-2008, 08:00 PM   #2
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put food someplace else for them to eat, but admittedly lettuce is hard to resist.
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Old 06-06-2008, 08:00 PM   #3
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extra protien?
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Old 06-06-2008, 08:03 PM   #4
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Well, I would probably wash them off and eat it anyway, but I share my environment with lots of assorted insects, so my bug phobia is not very strong. I don't think they carry any diseases...make a peppercorn dressing and no one will know - LOL
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Old 06-06-2008, 08:36 PM   #5
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Very funny.

Is there some sort of veggie spray I can use in the garden? or what?
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Old 06-06-2008, 09:00 PM   #6
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I use a combo of ant traps and spray. I spray directly into any ant hills I find, and place the traps around places I don't want them. Works fairly well. Also, DW planted her lettuce in large pots, and we haven't had any problems with bugs getting in them. I guess they can't climb up the pots very well, or it is just too much work for them, LOL.
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Old 06-06-2008, 09:03 PM   #7
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Hmmmm... chocolate covered ants! LOL. Or just tell everyone they are funny raisins and they aren't really moving around it is just an illusion.
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Old 06-06-2008, 09:04 PM   #8
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There are no "hills" present. There just ripping around my bibb lettuces like nobodys buisness. I need some sort of spray or something to kil those suckers off.
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Old 06-06-2008, 09:11 PM   #9
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If you use an insecticide pick one that targets ants prominently, and make sure to really wash that lettuce before eating to get it all back off! I think there might also be a stick form that you put in the ground near the plant that is supposed to keep them away or kill them without getting anything on the plant itself. I saw it at Ace Hardware, a good place to go to get advice on this kind of thing usually or at least here it is.
Otherwise you can try sticking it in a large pot and moving it slightly to see if that helps stop them, it really did work for DW and I.
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Old 06-06-2008, 10:04 PM   #10
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So much for the thrill of "organic" lettuce.
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