fire ant problem

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by TreyClark281, Jul 9, 2007.

  1. TreyClark281

    TreyClark281 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have a fire ant problem!!! they are eveywhere!!! they arent getting into the feeders they are eating everything off the floor.

    any sugestions??
     
  2. joebwe25

    joebwe25 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maybe your local exterminator can handle them?
    Thats all I can think of.
     
  3. JFL1950

    JFL1950 Out Of The Brooder

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    my wife was reading about our ducks and said that they eat ants so you might try getting a few ducks and see if it helps we will see what happends in the weeks to come. I just built one of those tractors and plan on putting them in it. with all the rain we had I need to trim the door so it will close but all in all it looks pretty good and I put 10" wheels on it to help move it coved the fence with chicken wire to keep the racoons skunks out from climing on top and coved half with a tarp to help with the heat and rain.
     
  4. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    You need food grade DE and a bag of grits. Put it out around the nest and the feeders and storage bins. Give it a little time and all your problems will begin to disappear as fast as they appeared.
     
  5. CoyoteMagic

    CoyoteMagic RIP ?-2014

    Quote:yup, took care of a hill that I've been fighting for 3years in less than a week
     
  6. mom'sfolly

    mom'sfolly Overrun With Chickens

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    I use an orange oil based fire ant killer in the backyard. It seems to work very well and doesn't hurt the chickens. I buy a commercial product, but there are recipes out there for the killer.
     

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