Insect Pest Control
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I Have Ants on the Flower Bud

Zone orlando, florida | daniel added on April 16, 2012 | Answered

I have ants on the flower bud and flower buds are not developing. Do I have aphids? What should I do?

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Nikki
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Answered on April 17, 2012

This is certainly possible. You may not see the pests, but something is defnitely there (or has been anyway), as the sticky suubstance they leave behind, called honeydew, may be attracting the ants. I would treat the plant with neem oil. This article has more information: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/pesticides/neem-oil-uses.htm

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