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By Fran1

United Kingdom Gb

My rose bushes are covered in what look like ants. How
can I get rid of them



The ants will be milking the aphids that must be on the roses. If you get rid of the aphids the ants won't bother climbing the roses.

You could spray the aphids, or squash them by hand - gently so as not to damage the roses.

21 May, 2011


yes!!..that's the answer!

21 May, 2011


Soapy water works to.

21 May, 2011


I sometimes use ant spray around the base of the plant (I hate ants!) deters the ants for a while and doesn't harm the plant...but then there's still the aphids...

22 May, 2011


Sorry I meant soapy water for Aphids get rid of them and the ants will go.

22 May, 2011

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