Tropicals forum→How to get rid of ants from longan tree?

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California (Zone 10a)
May 7, 2020 10:12 PM CST
I have a matured longan tree and it starts to flower already. At the same time, I see ants crawling onto its branches the other day. How do I get rid of ants from my longan tree please?

I assume ants are not good for longan tree.
Name: Alice
St. Johns, FL (Zone 9a)
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May 8, 2020 9:06 AM CST
I have no knowledge of Longan trees but ants are often looking for the sugary substance secfeted by aphids. Perhaps a good spray from the hose will discourage the aphids (if that is the issue.)
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Seattle, WA (Zone 8b)
May 14, 2020 1:05 AM CST
Mix garlic powder and cayenne powder to a gallon of water and spray it on plant. Ants hate garlic and red chilies.

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