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E. Vinje
Keymaster

Hello –

Leaf cutter ants can wreak havoc in a relatively short amount of time and are known for causing serious agricultural losses in parts of the Southern United States. To combat this curious insect we recommend the following products.

• Tanglefoot Insect Barrier will prevent them from reaching the leaves that they seek. Best of all, it contains NO pesticides.
• Diatomaceous earth, boric acid and Orange Guard® will help reduce the mound. All are safer than conventional poisons.
• Bonide® Pyrethrin Garden Insect Spray is a powerful botanical insecticide that provides a quick knock-down of most problem insects.

Hope this helps!