Lime Trees
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Small Ants on Lime Tree

Anonymous added on February 27, 2011 | Answered

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?

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Nikki
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Answered on February 28, 2011

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:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/homemade-aphid-control-a-natural-way-to-kill-aphids.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/pesticides/neem-oil-uses.htm

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