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Red ants in my Aloe plant pot

10 years ago

Red ants (fire ants?) have built a dirt mound in a pot where I'm growing aloe plants. The ants have pushed the pot's soil up. The plants themselves haven't been harmed though. In fact, the plants look greener than usual (perhaps due to the frequent rain in recent days) Could it be that the ants are helping to aerate the soil?

What should I do about the ants? Should I leave them be, or try to eradicate them? I read somewhere that garlic is good for getting rid of ants.

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