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post #11 of 16

diatomaceous earth will disperse ant colony from my experience.  It only works when it is dry.  If the soil is damp or if it gets rained on it seems to loose effectiveness.  It won't hurt your birds or other pets...that's for sure.  When I put it on an ant mound -- it does seem that the ants will disappear, but that they or other ant mounds appear elsewhere.  I think that there is a large underground network of ant colony and that each mound is only one door way.

 

http://solutionsforyourlife.ufl.edu/hot_topics/sustainable_living/fire_ant_management.shtml

 

http://www.weekendgardener.net/organic-pesticide/diatomaceous-010801.htm

 

http://www.saferbrand.com/safer-brand-diatomaceous-earth-bed-bug-flea-ant-crawling-insect-killer-4-lb-51703

 

http://lifehacker.com/5835163/kill-bugs-with-diatomaceous-earth

Marek's:http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/mareks-disease-fact-site

BYC page:  http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/chickats-page  

BYC blog of sorts  http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/jottings-ii

 

"Was dich nicht umwirft, macht dich starker"   "What doesn't kill you, makes you stronger."-Friedrich Nietzsche 

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Marek's:http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/mareks-disease-fact-site

BYC page:  http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/chickats-page  

BYC blog of sorts  http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/jottings-ii

 

"Was dich nicht umwirft, macht dich starker"   "What doesn't kill you, makes you stronger."-Friedrich Nietzsche 

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post #12 of 16
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Are you certain the ants are causing harm? I not, then invest effort in other things.
I don't want ants crawling around on my birds when the are sleeping even if they didn't cause harm... sad.png
post #13 of 16
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Originally Posted by ChicKat View Post

diatomaceous earth will disperse ant colony from my experience.  It only works when it is dry.  If the soil is damp or if it gets rained on it seems to loose effectiveness.  It won't hurt your birds or other pets...that's for sure.  When I put it on an ant mound -- it does seem that the ants will disappear, but that they or other ant mounds appear elsewhere.  I think that there is a large underground network of ant colony and that each mound is only one door way.

http://solutionsforyourlife.ufl.edu/hot_topics/sustainable_living/fire_ant_management.shtml

http://www.weekendgardener.net/organic-pesticide/diatomaceous-010801.htm

http://www.saferbrand.com/safer-brand-diatomaceous-earth-bed-bug-flea-ant-crawling-insect-killer-4-lb-51703

http://lifehacker.com/5835163/kill-bugs-with-diatomaceous-earth
I'm going to try the vinegar first just because we have so much. If it doesn't work I will for sure try this. Thank you. smile.png
post #14 of 16

if you do decide to try DE make sure it's food grade

2 Buff Orpingtons, 1 red sex link, 1 bantam, 1 Silkie rooster who acts much bigger than he really is, 2 young Pekin ducks, 1 young Mallard, 1 duck of an undetermined breed, 2 mixed breed chicks,1 Barred Rock pullet, and 1 easter egger pullet.  named in order:

Lucy, Ethel, Lucky, Aunt Bea, Ricky, Lemon Meringue, Daisy, Ping-Ping, Jake, Fred, Phoebe, Saoirse, and Esther.

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2 Buff Orpingtons, 1 red sex link, 1 bantam, 1 Silkie rooster who acts much bigger than he really is, 2 young Pekin ducks, 1 young Mallard, 1 duck of an undetermined breed, 2 mixed breed chicks,1 Barred Rock pullet, and 1 easter egger pullet.  named in order:

Lucy, Ethel, Lucky, Aunt Bea, Ricky, Lemon Meringue, Daisy, Ping-Ping, Jake, Fred, Phoebe, Saoirse, and Esther.

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post #15 of 16
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if you do decide to try DE make sure it's food grade
Ok I will. Thank you. smile.png
post #16 of 16

you're welcome!  :)

2 Buff Orpingtons, 1 red sex link, 1 bantam, 1 Silkie rooster who acts much bigger than he really is, 2 young Pekin ducks, 1 young Mallard, 1 duck of an undetermined breed, 2 mixed breed chicks,1 Barred Rock pullet, and 1 easter egger pullet.  named in order:

Lucy, Ethel, Lucky, Aunt Bea, Ricky, Lemon Meringue, Daisy, Ping-Ping, Jake, Fred, Phoebe, Saoirse, and Esther.

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2 Buff Orpingtons, 1 red sex link, 1 bantam, 1 Silkie rooster who acts much bigger than he really is, 2 young Pekin ducks, 1 young Mallard, 1 duck of an undetermined breed, 2 mixed breed chicks,1 Barred Rock pullet, and 1 easter egger pullet.  named in order:

Lucy, Ethel, Lucky, Aunt Bea, Ricky, Lemon Meringue, Daisy, Ping-Ping, Jake, Fred, Phoebe, Saoirse, and Esther.

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