Orchid doctor

ANTS: Controls

Ailments Orchid Doctor

by Robert M. Hamilton (Compiler)

Originally published in The Orchid Doctor in 1980 and 1988

Posted by Sys Admin over 2 years ago.

Article Blog   Article Index

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; safe for both plants and growers. OIE85Jan-16

Use RoachProof, available at most hardware stores. OIE87Jan-16

Share on Social Media:  
Log in to Add a Comment

More The Orchid Doctor Articles under the Heading Ants

Ants Comments
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: 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: Nesting Between Osmunda and Bark Slab Requires Control Safe for Visiting Hummingbirds Spray around the "nest" and base with Chlordane WP, A71-249 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

New Topics

  1. Omar Gonzalez asked question Anyone have a picture of RLC in category Cattleya Alliance
  2. Gabriel Chianakwana asked question Orchids Number in category General Discussion
  3. shirleen trabeaux asked question Epidendrium Costa Rica in category General Discussion
  4. William Schinella asked question I want to know how to name this plant in category General Discussion
  5. John Marmaro asked question Availability of a particular primary hybrid in category Cattleya Alliance

New Comments

  1. 2017 jim bio Jim Roberts commented on member plant B. Myakka Stars by Carol Holdren
  2. Lucas C commented on orchid Acia. strupifolia
  3. Arne Schon commented on member plant Psh. mariae by Arne Schon
  4. Arne Schon commented on member plant E. mariae by Taylor Boyle
  5. Taylor Boyle commented on member plant V. Pachara Delight var. 'Blue' by Taylor Boyle
  6. Taylor Boyle commented on member plant Den. Blue Twinkle by Taylor Boyle
  7. Taylor Boyle commented on member plant Crths. macrantha by Taylor Boyle
  8. Image Carol Holdren commented on topic "Anyone have a picture of RLC" by Omar Gonzalez
  9. Taylor Boyle commented on member plant Den. hancockii by Taylor Boyle
  10. Taylor Boyle commented on member plant Euph. euglossa by Taylor Boyle