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Ants on Gardenia

Anonymous added on August 22, 2011 | Answered

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'.

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Nikki
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Answered on August 23, 2011

It sounds like the shrub has aphids. The ants are attracted to the sticky substance the aphids sucrete. This article will help:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/homemade-aphid-control-a-natural-way-to-kill-aphids.htm

Neem oil is effective against aphids as well. Here is more information: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/pesticides/neem-oil-uses.htm

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