I have a question about the flower Queen Anne's Lace and it's bug attracting qualities?
We’ve had a really bad ant infestation in our new home. We keep putting down “friendly” pesticides but they just come into the house in a different direction a few weeks. Right now it’s not so bad, but I think we’re up for another invasion pretty soon.
Anyway, Some queen Anne’s lace just started blooming in the back yard. The blossoms are almost completely covered with ants, even though the flowers next to it have no ants at all on them.
So it seems that Queen Anne’s is attracting ants to its blossoms.
I was just wondering if the flowers were attracting the ants to the house? Is their presence a good or a bad thing? I looked up on Google and saw that the flowers attract ant predators like the lacewing wasp and the ant lion. But I don’t know if those insects live in my area at all. So are they doing more harm than good in the garden?
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