Try spraying dormant horticultural oil on fruit and shade trees to kill aphid eggs over the winter. Ant bait traps are effective at eliminating ant colonies by destroying several insects at a time. Wrap plants or trees with tape or netting to catch the ants and keep them from protecting the aphids.
What do ants hate the most?
Cayenne pepper or black pepper are hated by ants. You can also make a solution of pepper and water and spray it near the entrant areas. The pepper wouldn’t kill the ants but definitely deter them from returning to your house.
Can salt kill ants?
A salt spray may kill ants on contact, though a line of salt is unlikely to keep ants out of your house. Other safe and effective solutions against ants include tea tree oil, peppermint, pepper, soap, cornstarch, white vinegar, coffee grounds, boric acid, and lemon eucalyptus oil.
Do banana peels keep aphids away?
Add shine and deter aphids by wiping the leaves of plants with the inside of a banana peel. The peel adds shine to leaves while also leaving traces of nutrients and a natural pesticide.