How do you kill fireants if you don't know where the mound is??

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by silkiechick05, Jun 30, 2010.

  1. silkiechick05

    silkiechick05 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My coop is next to a tree and the fireants are in lines up and down the dumb tree leading to my coop. Now they also have made their home in the roof of the coop. Is there anyway to kill them without knowing where the mound is?
     
  2. Sillystunt

    Sillystunt Master of the Silly

    Jul 11, 2008
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    sprinkle grits all around!!! It kills them reall good and won't hurt the chickens [​IMG]
     
  3. Bear Foot Farm

    Bear Foot Farm Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:Plain grits won't do anything to them, but if you mix sugar, water, and boric acid and soak the grits in the solution, it WILL kill them

    DO NOT let your birds, pets or children eat it
     
  4. silkiechick05

    silkiechick05 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Plain grits won't do anything to them, but if you mix sugar, water, and boric acid and soak the grits in the solution, it WILL kill them

    DO NOT let your birds, pets or children eat it

    It is right by the coop so I don't know how I'd keep them away from it.
     
  5. herefordlovinglady

    herefordlovinglady It Is What It Is

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  6. Bear Foot Farm

    Bear Foot Farm Overrun With Chickens

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    It is right by the coop so I don't know how I'd keep them away from it.

    Cover it with something so the chickens can't get to it, but the ants can.
    You'd only need a spoonful at a time.

    Can your chickens get on the roof of the coop or up in the tree?
    The bait goes where the ants are. It doesn't have to be scattered all around if they ants are using active trails​
     
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  7. Royd

    Royd Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Deja vu?
     
  8. Sillystunt

    Sillystunt Master of the Silly

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    Quote:Plain grits won't do anything to them, but if you mix sugar, water, and boric acid and soak the grits in the solution, it WILL kill them

    DO NOT let your birds, pets or children eat it

    that's not true! They carry it back to the nest and when they eat it , it expands their bellies and kills them like alka seltzer with birds. It's safe for the chickens.................. I KNOW FROM EXPERIENCE!!! And a 80 year old southern lady who has been using that method since she was a kid. Dad also did it...............DEAD!
     
  9. Bear Foot Farm

    Bear Foot Farm Overrun With Chickens

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    that's not true! They carry it back to the nest and when they eat it , it expands their bellies and kills them like alka seltzer with birds. It's safe for the chickens.................. I KNOW FROM EXPERIENCE!!! And a 80 year old southern lady who has been using that method since she was a kid. Dad also did it...............DEAD

    Actually, it's 100% true, with scientific research to back it up
    I prefer science over hearsay. You can believe whichever you want, but only ONE actually works

    http://blog.wildaboutants.com/2010/06/21/question-1-ant-digestion/

    Scientists have long known that the worker ants feed all solids to the larvae first for processing. The larvae were thought to chew up, swallow and predigest the food, using enzymes, as you guessed. The larvae then regurgitate it back to the workers to distribute throughout the colony.​
     
  10. 1_FnkyFrm

    1_FnkyFrm Chillin' With My Peeps

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