Experts and BHG readers answer.
Hi, Are you sure ants are the problem. Ants generally don't strip plants, but feed on insect pests instead. But, because they are so visible, ants get blamed, when often they are on your plants to eat aphids or other creatures. I think you have another pest at work here and the ants are not the problem. It could even be the work of deer or rabbits and the ants are taking the blame.