Can Ants Damage My Lawn?

October 14, 2013 | Lawn Care, posted by Steve

If you’ve ever seen an ant walking along the edge of a sidewalk you can vouch for how non-threatening it is. An ant on a person’s body or in someone’s kitchen is another story. The attempt to remove the ant usually involves some sort of shrill scream or an overzealous kitchen cleaning. Although ants are relatively harmless and generally do not cause serious damage to a lawn, there are some things you can do to get rid of ants that show up in your yard.

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A Fix For Your Ant Problem

  • Instead of killing individual ants which won’t solve your problem, you’re going to have to get rid of the ant mound or nest. You can do that by pouring boiling water in the nest or around the nest.
  • If your ant problem is out-of-control you can get in an insecticide to spray on your entire lawn. After you spray the ground, water the soil so the insecticide can seep in.
  • Make sure to properly dispose of garbage and don’t leave any food in your lawn that bugs may be attracted to.

Ants are more of a problem if found in your home than on your lawn. Use these simple tips to reduce your ant problem and keep your lawn looking great. Contact The Grass Outlet if you have any questions in regards to your lawn. We’d love to hear from you.