In addition … Get rid of them both.i like lady bugs and spiders for getting rid of mites. personally i advocate the use of predatory mites as a preventative measure. Cheese, breadcrumbs, pet food—if they come across it, ants will eat it. And yes, there are cannibalistic ants: some will attack and eat other—smaller—ant species. Ants and termites require similar living … I read online that ants can eat spider mites. Some of the more important motives have to do with reducing competition for resources. that way the odds of this happening again are drastically slimmer How do aphids help ants? and if your ants do not survive, cultivate the mites. if it was me i would order mites anyway. It is a fascinating arrangement where aphids and ants on plants live in close cooperative proximity. Yes they eat spider mites and many pests , If you have mites, that is part of the reason why you have ants. The types of food that ants like are remarkably similar, yet there are those whose diets are more specialised. as far as the ants i dont see a problem. On the whole, UK ants eat soft-bodied mites, insects, the larvae of various flies and beetles, and springtails. _____. yes ants eat mites. If you have mites, that is part of the reason why you have ants. Termites make great meals for ants because the they provide plenty of protein. On the whole, ants are scavengers. as people have already said, and from what i have heard, if you have mites your ants could already be doomed. Most ants are opportunistic feeders and can eat just about anything, but there are 10,000+ types of ants, and not all species eat the same stuff. Do praying mantis eat spider mites? So adding certain flowering plant varieties to a garden will lure beneficial insects to the food source, and they will stay to feast on spider mites and other pests. Farmed aphids supposedly produce larger drops of honeydew and more offspring. Aphids feed the ants and docilely allow themselves to be moved if the ants require them to relocate. Pest control experts, for simplicity, classify ants into two categories according to their diet: sugary and greasy. Ants eat termites for a variety of reasons. Nuts and seeds are among other protein sources for ants, and ants are credited with dispersing the seeds of a number of tropical plants. No surrender. Ants vs. Termites.