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In reply to: Ants all over my mint

Forum: Garden Pests and Diseases

ecrane3 wrote:
Have you examined the leaves/stems for the presence of sucking insects like aphids, scale, mealybugs, etc? Typically when I find ants crawling on a plant it's because one of those pests is present (they secrete honeydew which the ants like). I've found that ants will take up residence in planters, garden beds, etc in the absence of aphids, etc but I don't see them on the plants themselves then, I only notice them when I water the area and they all come up out of the nest to keep from drowning.

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