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Why are there ants in my mint plant?
Ants in a Houseplant
They are most likely not after your plant, but rather aphids, scales, or mealybugs – tiny insects that can harm your plant. Ants love feeding on honeydew, the sweet and nutritious excrement these insects produce, so they'll actually work to protect the pests from their natural enemies.
Do ants like smell of mint?
Peppermint is a natural insect repellant. You can plant mint around your home or use the essential oil of peppermint as a natural remedy for control of ants. Ants hate the smell, and your home will smell minty fresh! Plant mint around entryways and the perimeter of your home.
Do ants hate peppermint plants?
Some herbs that will keep ants away are catnip, pennyroyal, peppermint, sage, and spearmint. Scattering the leaves of these plants in areas of your house where you've seen ants may keep them away.
Do mint plants attract bugs?
Mint is an unusual plant in that it not only attracts beneficial insects, but repels many unwanted insects as well.