Species

Symptoms

Ants do not damage plants directly but sometimes steal freshly sown seed from garden beds and seed boxes. 

Ants also feed on the sticky ‘honeydew’ substance produced by sap sucking insects such as aphids and scale, and encourage these insects by protecting them from predators.

How to Protect your plants

  1. Try sprinkling Yates Ant & Roach dust lightly along and around ant tracks, nests and other pest infested areas. 

  2. You can plant ant repelling plants around the area. Plants like geranium, calendula, chrysanthemum, garlic and mint deter ants and other garden pests. These can help to keep them away.

 


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