fire ants and traps

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Overthehill, Oct 15, 2013.

  1. Overthehill

    Overthehill Out Of The Brooder

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    I found a skunk in my chicken house two nights ago. Last night I baited a Havaheart trap with a cooked chicken neck. Within two hours it was covered with fire ants. Needless to say the skunk did not go near the trap. I thought I would put a pan of water in the trap and a tuna can in the water to contain the cooked chicken meat. Does this seem like a good solution to keeping out the ants? Do you think it would also keep out the skunk? Any other suggestions?
    Thanks so much.
     
  2. Bear Foot Farm

    Bear Foot Farm Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote: I'd use this for the ants, and move the trap
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  3. Overthehill

    Overthehill Out Of The Brooder

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    That would work for the ants. They are every where. Moving the trap is a moot point as it has to be near the area where the skunk has been working.
     
  4. Bear Foot Farm

    Bear Foot Farm Overrun With Chickens

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    Just move the trap long enough for the ant poison to work, which will only be 1-2 days most of the time
     
  5. ChickenLegs13

    ChickenLegs13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Fire Ants, like Jesus Christ, can walk on water. The ants shouldn't bother the skunk because skunks dig up & eat yellow jacket nests and you kinow how yellow jackets are.
     
  6. Overthehill

    Overthehill Out Of The Brooder

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    Well, what ever. The ants did not get the chicken but it lured the skunk in and I caught him. I'll set it again tonight and see if he has any relatives.
     

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