Grits and ants...

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by SilkiesAndSuch, Aug 16, 2010.

  1. SilkiesAndSuch

    SilkiesAndSuch Silkie Daddy

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    Ok, I have lots of ants in the coop. My mom and grandma told me to put grits on them and after a few days they will eat them and die. It makes sense to me cause grits swell a little when the get wet and ants have tiny stomachs and mom says it has always worked for her, so I was wondering if anyone else uses grits to kill ants in their coop [​IMG]
     
  2. HorseFeatherz NV

    HorseFeatherz NV Eggink Chickens

    Good luck - it has never worked for me.

    I have heard that distilled white vinegar will help repel them.


    I have heard that DE can help, but here due to fire ants I use a product called Amdro - pour a bit on the mound, then I put a bucket or something over the poison, so the chickens/ducks/geese and dogs are not interested in trying any. Gets rid of the entire mound and the queen.
     

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