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Ants in my incubators??!!

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How do I get rid of them without killing the eggs?! Theyre in the bottom not On the eggs at all. Vinegar? Dish soap water? I always clean my incubators with solution and scrub the hell out of them. I've never had ants in them before.
Edited by Chickengirl1304 - 2/18/13 at 11:53am
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That's weird. If you can get it emptied out in the same amount of time it takes to candle, you should be fine.

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Give a man a fish and feed him for a day, teach him to fish and feed him for a lifetime.

 

Chicken- God's perpetual food source.

 

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post #3 of 8

I have ants in my house. I saw 1 or 2 crawling on my incubator. I put ant bait by the wall where I saw them. don't do anything different to your incubator. they will go to the bait and die in the ant nest.

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We have several species of ants that are a contant issue whith anything left out.I did not have an issue during incubation but was worried about lockdown.

 

So....................

 

This is a simple way of protecting the bators.

 

Ants hate water. Place 4 bowls (do not have to be party colors) on the counter and pit an inch of water in them. Invert a glass in each and place bator on top. 

 

Stand incubator on top of inverted glasses. You now have four moats and no ants.

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 ++Egg Shippers Please Read++       Hatching 101 by Sally Sunshine 

 

A wife & 2  kids we ADOPTED in the Phils .  immigrant chooks, all sorts of poultry goats & a water buffalo. 

 

want to help some needy people and have an adventure? - check out "The Chicken Mission

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post #6 of 8
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Thank you! It's so weird because they aren't anywhere else in my house, that I have found.
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Originally Posted by ozexpat View Post

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Hi

 

We have several species of ants that are a contant issue whith anything left out.I did not have an issue during incubation but was worried about lockdown.

 

So....................

 

This is a simple way of protecting the bators.

 

Ants hate water. Place 4 bowls (do not have to be party colors) on the counter and pit an inch of water in them. Invert a glass in each and place bator on top. 

 

Stand incubator on top of inverted glasses. You now have four moats and no ants.


Unfortunately, the ants here do like water. barnie.gifI'd end up having to do a similar set up, but with salt instead of water. 

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Home made incubator, up and running and in it's test phase. It's DY-NO-MITE!

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Gotta hatch 'em all! Check out my blog! http://texasfarmwife.atwebpages.com/
Home made incubator, up and running and in it's test phase. It's DY-NO-MITE!

Chicken math, because story problems are hard

School presentation: Incubation; What's Going On In There? (pdf)

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Originally Posted by ozexpat View Post
 

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Hi

 

We have several species of ants that are a contant issue whith anything left out.I did not have an issue during incubation but was worried about lockdown.

 

So....................

 

This is a simple way of protecting the bators.

 

Ants hate water. Place 4 bowls (do not have to be party colors) on the counter and pit an inch of water in them. Invert a glass in each and place bator on top. 

 

Stand incubator on top of inverted glasses. You now have four moats and no ants.

Great idea! Big question here - how do I get rid of the ones inside the bator? Mine has holes in the styrofoam and a plastic cover. Last time I tried blasting them with water, but it didn't do much! Now they are back again.  I used ant bait around the bator last time, and it was partially successfull.

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