Question From: CALIFORNIA
Q: Hi, my new ivy growth is covered in ants at each end point, there's a wet brown secretion at the ends too so not sure if they are attracted to it or are causing it as can't find any other pests there.
Ants are attracted by the honey dew aphids exude. Check the undersides of the leaves where they gather. Take samples in a plastic bag to an independent garden center for advice and a method of control you are willing to use. BTW the ants will not harm the plants. Best And Happy Yardening, Nancy