ant invasion

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by seminolewind, Sep 2, 2008.

  1. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    We woke up yesterday morning to a house full of ants, there were hundreds of them. We found where they were coming in, and sealed up all the crevices. Then last night at bedtime I noticed hundreds of ants again! I was up till three oclock in the morning vacuuming up ants and finding a new entry. I did, so I plastered that too, then sprinkled boric acid all along the outside. So far, so good. Yes, we have an ant problem, and outside you can't sit on the ground anywhere. I don't know what to put down in the yard that won't hurt the chickens. I don't know what to fertilize with that won't hurt the chickens. Suggestions?
     
  2. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    I had that problem also. I bought a bag of the ant killer granuals and went around the permiter of the house, and whalah,no more ants. The chickens dont come around the house, so there was no problem of them eating it.
     
  3. BettyR

    BettyR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have read you can sprinkle plain old cornmeal all over the ground were there are ants and they will take it back to the nest and share it...supposedly they can't digest it and it kills them.
     
  4. Ricks Chicks

    Ricks Chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Ants don't like coffee grounds. after you make a pot sprinckel the grounds around the perimiter of the house. no more ants and not a danger to anything else.
     
  5. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    Not sure about the ant poison cause my chickens are around my house.
    I did the cornmeal thing, and the ants diminished over a period of 3 weeks, and gone. Now they are by the other screen door. Probably different ones. But where I need to put cornmeal is where it gets wet.
    Coffee grinds? Worth a try, no shortage of coffee grinds here, LOL
    I know they don't like clorox, but I don't know if that's permanent.
    I am using boric acid right now, and I'm finding dead ants all over outside my patio doors. I got the boric acid in Walgreens.
     

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