Will Ants Harm My Vegetable Garden?

Ants harm vegetable gardens by eating plants and cultivating other pests. Aphids and other insects secrete a sweet substance that ants eat, so ants will work to keep them around.

Keywords: pests, eat, plants

About this Author

Jill Harness has written on a variety of subjects for more than 10 years. Her work has appeared in various print and online publications, including "San Diego City Beat," "Mental Floss," Rue The Day! and Neatorama. Harness has a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from San Francisco State University.