There are some ants on my pepper plants. No aphids, though. Is that bad? What should I do? :(
No. Not bad.
Do nothing until they organize to carry away your significant other.
Dr. Hank Pym, aka Ant-Man
If they're actually on the plants en masses, then they're there for a reason... usually honeydew. If so, check for other sucking insects like whitelflies et al.
This post was edited by usatc on Thu, Aug 7, 14 at 17:02
Sorry another duplicate
This post was edited by usatc on Thu, Aug 7, 14 at 17:03
Or scales (look just like they sound) may be on stem or around the leaf vein where it connects to the stem. Like woohooman said, they are there for a reason. I've only see them when aphids or scales have been present (let's me know time for a misting of neem oil!).