Asked on Jun 17, 2018

Are ants on crepe myrtle trees harmful?

Beverly German
by Beverly German
  3 answers
  • Shoshana Shoshana on Jun 18, 2018

    Ants on your tree is usually a sign of aphids, which can be harmful. You can get rid of them by spraying the leaves with a mixture of a bit of dishsoap and water

  • Sheila Green Sheila Green on Jun 18, 2018

    The ants won't hurt your tree, but they harbor aphid eggs. The aphids don't hurt your crepe myrtle tree, but they will create a sticky mess on the tree leaves. Not the end of the world, depending on where your crepe myrtle tree is. Ants rarely disappear;they'll just show up somewhere else. Encouraging birds and beneficial local bugs creates a balance.

  • Beverly German Beverly German on Jun 21, 2018

    Wow! I like the cheap formula to wipe out the aphids.