by Jacki Rich
(Amherst Twp., Ohio)
I have a terrible problem with ants eating the baby Monarchs shortly after they hatch on the Milkweed leaves. Is there anything I can put on the ground to kill the ants, yet not harm the butterflies, eggs or cats.?
I wouldn't put any ant killer near the milkweed plant. Why not take the eggs or small caterpillars inside and raise them. You will be saving some Monarch Butterflies :)