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Old 10-21-2013, 10:27 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Is there any Benefits to putting Baking Soda by Edibles?

I use Baking Soda & Powdered Sugar to kill my Ants, it might take a couple days, but effects are good.. I can wait for them to kick the bucket especially around my edibles.. So the question is does baking soda do anything to benefit my plants besides kill the Ants? :^)
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Old 10-21-2013, 11:54 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I use Baking Soda & Powdered Sugar to kill my Ants, it might take a couple days, but effects are good.. I can wait for them to kick the bucket especially around my edibles.. So the question is does baking soda do anything to benefit my plants besides kill the Ants? :^)
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That's the answer I was looking for.. I guess time to use battery to kill the Ants by the Banana's.. :^)
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.. Ants... :^)
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EDIT: I never spread it on the ground. Always mix it on wood/cardboard w/e and sit it near 'em, they always find it.
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Yes you will be able to see foot prints in the baking soda
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I know some people have soils which could benefit from a few grubs living in the ground. But here in the coastal-influenced areas of San Diego county, we have way more than our share of grubs, ants, snails ... the native environment is a haven for them. So to even the score, I put pyrethrin in my irrigation water every 2-3 months. It doesn't kill all the grubs and ants, but it knocks the density way down and the ants as a rule make their nests somewhere other than under my fruit trees. As I've mentioned before, for the snails I use an environment-friendly product that has only iron phosphate as the active ingredient: Sluggo is one example.

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So we could track the white trail all the way to the culprits layer? And do a Banana retrieval operation.. :^)
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