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Are ants (with no aphids!) bad for pepper plants?

Posted by MVR2014 none (My Page) on
Thu, Aug 7, 14 at 0:04

There are some ants on my pepper plants. No aphids, though. Is that bad? What should I do? :(


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RE: Are ants (with no aphids!) bad for pepper plants?

No. Not bad.

Do nothing until they organize to carry away your significant other.

Dr. Hank Pym, aka Ant-Man


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RE: Are ants (with no aphids!) bad for pepper plants?

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.

Kevin


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RE: Are ants (with no aphids!) bad for pepper plants?

Sorry duplicate

This post was edited by usatc on Thu, Aug 7, 14 at 17:02


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RE: Are ants (with no aphids!) bad for pepper plants?

Sorry another duplicate

This post was edited by usatc on Thu, Aug 7, 14 at 17:03


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RE: Are ants (with no aphids!) bad for pepper plants?

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!).

Good luck!


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