My Tropic Escape Hibiscus potted plant has ants in it
My Tropic Escape Hibiscus potted plant has ants in it. How do I get them out?
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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: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/homemade-aphid-control-a-natural-way-to-kill-aphids.htm
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: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/keeping-ants-of-flowering-vines-vegetables-and-flowers.htm