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Q: A person I know had ant problems on rhubarb roots. To get rid of the ants, I suggested sprinkling corn meal around the plants. Ants cannot digest corn meal and will take it back to their hive. I have used this method with good success around my yard for the last five years.

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A: This is one of the organic ways to control ants. I've never tried it but have heard other folks who have with good success.

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