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Ants in turkey run

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by RRIII, Aug 5, 2014.

  1. RRIII

    RRIII New Egg

    Apr 24, 2014
    I'm having problems with ants in my turkey run, does anyone know of a pesticide safe to use in the run or anything else I can do to get rid of them without harming my turkeys. thanks
    Last edited: Aug 5, 2014
  2. Firekin1

    Firekin1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 5, 2014
    Nova Scotia
    Guinea fowl...good pest control AND supper...bonus
  3. Quailsong

    Quailsong Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 20, 2013
    Dry cornmeal. Put it in a container where the turkeys can't see it. The ants will eat it up, it will swell in their abdomens & they will die. They'll even bring it back to the queen, so your colonies will be gone in short order. Keep it out of the rain too & not out on humid days. If the cornmeal gets damp then you might as well be feeding them for free.

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