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Hi, my strawberries are being eaten. Cannot see slugs/snails. Today found ants in the strawberry holes. Help

Is it possible that ants are doing the damage? I water the pot with Seasol Powerfeed.

Submitted: 11:55AM, 02 May 2019
Answer: Hi Robert,
Thank you for contacting Yates.

Ants can be attacked by the sweetness of the fruits, however, there are also other insects which can cause damage such as earwigs, slaters and millipedes. Try may try beer traps and also spray the crops with ‘Yates Nature’s Way Citrus & Ornamental Spray (Pyrethrum Plus Oil Pest Spray)’.
Click here for more info on this product:
http://www.yates.com.au/products/organic-gardening/pest-disease-control/Natures-Way-citrus-and-ornamental-spray/

Hope this helps and happy gardening.

Best Regards,
Louise
Yates Horticulturist

Category: Fruit & Citrus
Tags: ants, strawberry
Answered: 10:29AM, 07 May 2019

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