ants on Rose of Sharon

Ants are all over my rose of sharon buds, I think they’re ruining the flowers at the tips, sucking the life of the bud. There’s no sign of aphids that I can see, just these ants. When the flower had…

Ant infestation in lawn

Hi there We are dealing with a very bad ant infestation in the lawn all around the house. Any exterminator we have called cannot treat lawns and interlock and any landscape company we have found have lawn pestocides but cannot…

Ant colony at base of large maple

Hi I was doing some cleaning of brush away from the base of a 30 year+ maple and noticed a huge ant colony at the base of the tree. Ants were also going up the bark but did not appear…

Identifying pests/disease on hedge

Hello, We have a hedge around the house which looks like boxwood, I have recently noticed some black spots and holes on the leaves, as well as ants and some other bugs, as you can see the photos. I was…

Cleaning Cut Flowers

I was wondering if you had any tip on how to get cut flowers “clean” of small insects before getting into the house. I’m lucky enough that a neighbour let’s me cut a few of her beautiful peonies and lilacs…

Ants and Japanese Maple

I live in northern Italy. After an incredibly hot summer last year and an invasion of ants around nesting around the base and running all over my red Japanese Maple, this year my poor tree is extremely slow in sprouting…

Infestation of Euonymus in planter

I live in a Leslieville townhouse in Toronto and our outdoor space is on the roof where we have a small euonymus tree. (We did not purchase the tree it came with the house so I don’t know the specific…

Ants, Peonies and Best Gardening Practises For Homes

Peonies And Ants The peonies in a bush about 4 feet by 3 feet, are dwindling in the garden, after last weeks Toronto rainstorm, and small ants seem to have made their way into our 1st floor kitchen, around the…

Ants on Fava Bean Plants

There are ants climbing on some of my Fava Bean plants and the plants seem to be suffering – what is the problem and is there a remedy? Also, are there companion plants that could be put in to help…

Ants in compost

I dug out some soil from my compost heap and discovered its full of little ants.  What can I do to get rid of them in the compost before putting in my window boxes at the front of the house. …