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I have ants on my citrus tree. What are my less poisonous options?

I have ants crawling on the branches of my lime tree. The plant has been neglected and is a little dry. I noticed this recently and have been watering and feeding it. Can I use a pest or white oil, or the citrus/ornament spray to get rid of the ants?

Submitted: 12:22AM, 05 Mar 2019
Answer: Hi Rachel,

Thank you for contacting Yates.

Whilst Ants don’t cause harm to the trees they do harvest and move other sap sucking insects around the tree to get that sweet sap that they exude. These can be aphids, mites or scale.

The product we recommend to control the ants and any other sap suckers that are on their backs is Yates Nature’s Way Citrus & Ornamental Spray. This product is registered for use in Organic Gardens.

Kind regards,

Yates Horticulturist

Category: Pests
Tags: ants, citrus
Answered: 05:24PM, 07 Mar 2019


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