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My Tropic Escape Hibiscus Potted Plant Has Ants in It

Rosesnow added on May 28, 2012 | Answered

My Tropic Escape Hibiscus potted plant has ants in it. How do I get them out?

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Answered on May 28, 2012

The ants themselves are not a problem, but they are likely on the plant because of aphids, as they are attracted to the honeydew left behind by these pests. The aphids are a problem and can hurt the plant. Neem oil will help take care of the aphids, which will take care of the ants as well. These articles will help you:

If the ants are not on the plant but rather taking up residence in the pot itself, try corn meal. The following information should help as well:

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