Ants in your worm bin

ants in your worm bin
mieren in je wormenhotel
ants in your worm bin

A few ants in your worm bin can’t hurt, but if there’s an invasion, it can get annoying. Fortunately, I have no experience with this myself. I can list a number of tips that I have collected here and there. With the question if you want to share your experiences.

  • Add plenty of coffee grounds. Worms love it, but for ants, caffeine is poison.
  • Tea leaves seem to work even better than coffee
  • Ants do not like moisture, worms can cope better with this. So keep your Balkonton on the damp side for a while by watering a lot.
  • Is the ant nest outside your Balkonton, and do the ants walk in and out of the Balkonton? Then you can put each leg of the Balkonton in a bucket or bowl of water. A beautiful natural border.

The same tips actually apply to snails.

How do I keep ants out of my worm box?

Add plenty of coffee grounds. Worms love it, but for ants, caffeine is poison.

More tips? Go to the knowledge base