Ants in umbrella plant

Muffin28

Member
Hello!
I seen a few tips on how to get rid of ants in cage but I wanted to know what might’ve triggered the ants to come in? Specifically on my umbrella tree plant!

I’ve had my Cham for almost a year and have never had an ant issue. When I looked in his cage today I was so surprised how so many were basically swarming the one plant.
I took EVERYTHING out and drowned as many ants as I could. I did find a couple carrot pieces in there so I’m thinking the very tiny pieces attracted them? I clean out his cage once a week and I check on him daily.

When I seen him this morning there were no ants. :(

I just placed a drive up target order for the Terro baits as others suggested.

Would love any additional input/tips! Thank you!
 

jamest0o0

Chameleon Enthusiast
Most likely aphids or similar that secrete the sugary honey dew. Ants will actually protect them so they can harvest it from them.
 

MissSkittles

Chameleon Enthusiast
I had an ant infestation in my enclosures from hibiscus. I placed the Terro drops on the little cardboard pieces outside the enclosures and within one day, no more ants.
 
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