I do not think ants will deter them except if they catch them in larva stage maybe in numbers, when they go out to bury themselves in the soil to continue their cycle. this is past the eating food stage though and ruining your hive by laying eggs in it. That is the problem also with other control methods, like using nematodes, or mutualistic bacteria (for instance those mesquito donuts, if blended into water and sprayed on the ground will kill them, as well as many other pests...they are made of a live mutualistic bacteria that gets inside and eats the inside of them.)
I am not sure if everyone started to do this it would daunt the general population of the shb or not, though. smb's are not a major problem for me I use simple control methods, and they are kept in check so far anyways.