I have a pear and plum tree and they are crawling with ant\’s all over them. can you tell me what to do to get rid of them.
The pear and plum tree are next to each other and the ant's are crawling all over the branches and leaves. I was wondering if there was something i could spray on them without damaging them as I have had the tree's 5 year's and I have had fruit on the pear tree every year but this is the first year the plum tree has had any fruit on it. Thank you. Roger Blueman.
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Actually, there are insect tree rings that go around the trunk. They stop all crawling pests from getting to the top of the tree. A google search of "tree insect sticky traps" will take you to many brands and styles.
It is likely that you also have aphids. These will attracts ants. This article will help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/plum/control-leaf-curl-plum-aphids.htm