Answer: Glad you found the archives helpful! I'd use Insecticidal Soap against the aphids. Once you've gotten rid of them and the honeydew on the leaves, the ants won't be quite so interested in the plant. If it were my ficus, I'd spray it with Insecticidal Soap to kill the current aphid population, wait a few hours, then put it in the shower (use cool to tepid water) to rinse off the dead aphids and the residual honeydew. You may need to spray again with Insecticidal Soap if the aphids left eggs on the plant. Follow the label directions for timing of subsequent sprays. Best wishes with your ficus!
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