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    sonsmiley131204 is offline Seedling
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    Default Ants on my strawberrys

    hello, i wonder if anyone had any ideas or similar problem, last year i had my strawberrys in pots then decided this year i build a raised bed now they were doing brilliant growing away happily, went outside to check on them and the little blighters have nibbled on my nearly ripe strawberry leaving a hole
    is there a way to get rid of the ants or to protect my strawberrys? my strawberry are sorrounded by straw.

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    Same here, but not eating my crops yet. I have had a huge amount of ants this year. Must be at least 3-4 nests on my allotment. Would be really interested to know if there are generally more ants this year.

    Maybe the bees are turning into ants...maybe not.
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    sonsmiley131204 is offline Seedling
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    tell me about it lol i must of hit about 4 ants nest in my garden, was planting out my sweetcorn and the little blighters are there

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    I had to dowse 1 nest in my garden last night with a couple of kettles of boiling water - the blighter's seem to be popping up all over the place!

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    well there was nothing else for it but dig up all my strawberry plants and put them in pots had a handfull of ripe strawberries and all of them had been eating havnt managed to try one yet : (

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    Are you it was ants and not slugs nibbling them? I've heard that this year is bad for ants. People I know are getting them in the house, we've got them in the garage and there definitely seems to be more on the plot. I brought four home in a lettuce t'other day uggh.

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    sonsmiley131204 is offline Seedling
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    definatly ants ive been watching them they all cluster and eat my strawberrys lol

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    Little bleeders. Give them a squirt with some diluted washing up liquid, that'll teach em.

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