Bamboo Plants
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Bamboo Care

Anonymous added on March 30, 2011 | Answered

My bamboo does not appear to be doing well. It is covered in ants. Could this be a fungus? What should I do to help it?

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Nikki
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Answered on March 31, 2011

The ants are not the initial cause of your plant's demise. They are most likely "farming" for aphids, which commonly attack bamboo plants. The sticky residue left behind from the sap-sucking pests generally attracts the ants. Neem oil is a great organic treatment for the aphids, and may help with the ants as well. Here is more information: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/pesticides/neem-oil-uses.htm

These articles should help as well: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/insects/get-rid-of-ants.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/homemade-aphid-control-a-natural-way-to-kill-aphids.htm

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