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Helpful tip from The Garden Geeks: Chase ants away with a candy cane. You can keep them away from your house and plants by grinding up peppermint candy and sprinkling it about. Make them move by sticking a candy cane or two in their ant hill near their entrance. Or just mix up an ant spray by mixing a teaspoon of peppermint extract in a quart of water. You can add a few drops of lemon ammonia just to give it that extra bite.