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hoodle
Joined: 9/06/2008
Location: middleriver md
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Posted: Sep/06/2008 9:13 AM PST

i have had problems with ants indoors for the last4-5 years. i have also planted hibicius trees in large containers for about the same time. i have noticed ants on trees and in the containers. am i inviting the ants with these trees?
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Joined: 4/24/2008
Location: Chesapeake VA
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Posted: Sep/06/2008 4:09 PM PST

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i have had problems with ants indoors for the last4-5 years. i have also planted hibicius trees in large containers for about the same time. i have noticed ants on trees and in the containers. am i inviting the ants with these trees?

It's no different than if you had some other sweet-tasting food source. They are going after the nectar in the flowers. You can put some ant bait in the containers to get rid of them.
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