What can I use to treat ants on my gardenia? It's on the porch and doing very well but I will want to bring it in the house for winter. All the sprays I've looked into say 'don't use on gardenias'.
Ants on Gardenia
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
It sounds like the shrub has aphids. The ants are attracted to the sticky substance the aphids sucrete. This article will help:
Neem oil is effective against aphids as well. Here is more information: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/pesticides/neem-oil-uses.htm