By The Old Farmer's Almanac

From Our Readers

It’s always as good idea to try to peacefully coexist with insects such as ants. But if they become a problem in your yard or garden, try this tip: For only one or two hills, sprinkle instant grits on the anthill. When the ants take them to the nest, the queen and workers eat them, and the grains swell up and kill them. It will take about two days before all activity stops. Twenty years ago, we had a bad ant problem. Now, I control them in the yard and garden with instant grits.

– Susan Kleine, Albertville, Alabama

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