Ants Eating Apples in Apple Tree

Asked July 23, 2018, 4:00 PM EDT

I have a young apple tree in my back yard that is finally producing apples, but ants are getting to the apples and eating them down to the core, still on the tree. Any ideas on how to prevent this? I am not opposed to pesticides, but if there is a more natural way, I'm listening.

Boone County Kentucky

1 Response

The ants are most likely feeding on the sweet liquid from the apple after it has been fed upon by birds, or other larger insects. once an apple is opened up to other insects and fungus it has little to no chance of being edible.

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