Ants on Impatiens - Knowledgebase Question

parkersburg, wv
Question by grammieofkbd
May 22, 2007
Why are my impatiens covered with ants?

Answer from NGA
May 22, 2007


They are probably looking for aphids or some other such insect from which they can get a sugary substance the bug produces, usually called honeydew. It could also be that the plant produces such a substance. Either way the ants are not harming the plant. Thanks for the question. Please stop in again soon!

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