Ants on Impatiens - Knowledgebase Question

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


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Answer from NGA
May 22, 2007

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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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