Natural Ant Control - Part 2 - The Ants are Coming, The Ants are Coming! Never Mind they are here! There are many things the summer drought and heat bring to your yard and ants are one of them! Typically, ants are severe enough to control outside. Take away their source water and the ants will do whatever it takes to get the water they need. So it is only natural that they come to your property. They react to the environment. They respond to plants when they are stressed. That is what they do. Stressed plants are their primary food and water source. You cannot kill all the ants. More will come to replace them. This week, I will cover ways to control them in your yard!