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Let’s face it, ants are everywhere, but the last place you want them are in your home or on your plants! Our Senior Pest Technician Jason is here to give you some advice on how to keep your beautiful lemon trees free from ants.

Video Transcription

Today’s question is…

How to get rid of ants out of a lemon tree?

Well, generally the ants will infest a lemon tree for some other symbiotic pest such as a white spot or mealybug. Generally, you would want to have a professional pest technician come and have a look at the site, complete an inspection, and perhaps treat ant activity direct around the immediate site. Not the tree directly. A lot of people are pretty conscientious of using or over-using pesticides, especially on fruiting trees where we are getting fruit or vegetables. It may be more prudent to perhaps treat the leaves themselves with a white oil product to get rid of the initial symbiotic pest such as Mealybug. Eventually the ant infestation will get under some kind of control.

Are you dealing with an ant infestation?

The solution above is a quick fix to remove unwanted ten-ants from your lemon tree.

If you’re dealing with an ant infestation we recommend booking an ant control treatment as soon as possible — if ants have made their way into your trees, they’ve made it into more areas of your home!