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ants in my african violet

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From: nichole isaac
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COLTON , CA
thay are living in the plant how do I get them out?

 
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From: Greg Stack
Extension Horticulturist
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gstack@illinois.edu
Hi,

If the ants are in the plant itself if might suggest that they are there because of some other insects such as mealybug. If so I might suggest a spray of insecticidal soap as being a safe material to use on vilets. Repeat as necessary. If they are in the soil again yo could use a drench of the insecticidal soap or one of the granular systemic insecticides labeled for use on houseplants.

 
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