Argentinian Ants (Linepithema humile)

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Argentinian Ants (Linepithema humile)

Post Number:#1  Postby jthiel23 » Sun Jan 28, 2018 6:58 pm

I live in the Bay Area in California and my entire yard is practically covered in Argentinian ants. Many of my pots have colonies in them and when I water they hold little flood evacuation drills that almost cover the plant in ants. I have had this problem for several years now and they hasn't seemed to hurt any of my cacti, agaves or other various succulents, but I am not really sure.

Should I be concerned? Are they harming my plants by living in the pots? If so, what should I do?

Thanks for any insight or advice.

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Re: Argentinian Ants (Linepithema humile)

Post Number:#2  Postby Azuleja » Sun Jan 28, 2018 7:32 pm

Well, ants often farm aphids and spread pests like mites and mealies from plant to plant. They had quite an aphid operation running for a while here. I used abamectin granules (Advance) to kick them out of our yard.
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Re: Argentinian Ants (Linepithema humile)

Post Number:#3  Postby jthiel23 » Fri Feb 09, 2018 3:13 pm

Thanks.
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