Killing ants with Borax

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by BoutrosBoutrosGalusGalus, Aug 5, 2011.

  1. BoutrosBoutrosGalusGalus

    BoutrosBoutrosGalusGalus Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 18, 2011
    san jose
    Hi, got alot of ants crawling in the coop so I put out some Terro ant baits which use Borax. The ants don't actually eat the food the chickens and duck go after except for maybe a lost mealworm (very few and far between I guarantee) so ant consumption is probably minimal. Just wondering if small amounts of borax accidentally consumed will be a problem for the birds.
    Last edited: Aug 5, 2011
  2. Beaker Duck

    Beaker Duck BYC's CUTE Travelling Mascot

    Jul 22, 2011
    All Over
    I wouldn't worry about the chickens actually consuming enough ants to cause them a problem. I would just make sure the chickens couldn't get at the terro.

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