I have a small potted lime tree on the patio. It has produced fruit in the past and is now flowering. I can see very small limes appearing. However, I am concerned that small ants are on the tree. Do I need to get rid of the ants? If so, what is the best recommendation to treat this?
Small Ants on Lime Tree
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
If you are seeing ants, it probably means you have an aphid problem. The ants are not a problem, but the aphids are. Once the aphids are treated, the ants will leave too. Here is some information on treating aphids: