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Tomato Plants Died Over Night, Ants Everywhere


Anonymous added on June 23, 2011 | Answered

I have ants in my garden. Two plants died overnight. Is this caused by the ants?


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Nikki
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Answered on June 24, 2011

Generally, when you see ants on plants, they are not attacking the plant but rather feeding off aphids (which are attacking the plants and happen to love feasting on tomatoes). Inspect for aphids. If you get rid of the aphids, the ants will go as well. Neem oil is good for treating them. These articles will help: 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

If you do not see aphids, you can try diatomaceous earth or uncooked grits around the base of the plants. They both help to kill ants.

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