ant - Knowledgebase Question

Keller, Te
Question by chely323
June 30, 2009
how can i kill ants in the root of my fruit tree


Image
Answer from NGA
June 30, 2009

0

The ants are there because the fruit tree is a source of food for them. Fruit trees exude a sticky sap which is like candy to the ants. Ants are also attracted to aphids so check the tree thoroughly for aphids. If they're present, insecticidal soap will take care of them. The ants won't harm the fruit tree but they may discover the fruit and start feeding on them, as well. If you periodically flood the area where the ants are living, they may move on. Or, you can use boric acid baits (poisonous only to the ants). Best wishes with your fruit tree.

You must be signed in before you can post questions or answers. Click here to join!

« Return to the Garden Knowledgebase Homepage

Member Login:

Username:

Password:

[ Join now ]

Today's site banner is by Whitebeard and is called "Delosperma cooperi"