Leaf Cutter Ants

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by crescentson, Oct 12, 2016.

  1. crescentson

    crescentson Out Of The Brooder

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    I need to figure out how to get rid of these things. They swarm like army ants, and clean out a feed dish faster than my birds. I want to go natural, but need a nuclear option. I have countless small mounds, but found two 30-40 footers towards the back of the property.

    They don't eat the feed, apparently. They use it to culture a fungus that they feed on, so traditional poisons won't work, anyway. They sheared everything off of a 20'chinese tallow tree in two days. They don't seem to bother my animals, at least. Recommendations? Please and thank you.
     
  2. chickens really

    chickens really Chicken Obsessed

    Contact a local pest control in your area...They will know what is safe to use...

    Cheers!
     
  3. crescentson

    crescentson Out Of The Brooder

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    The nests can be 6-7 meters deep. If i have to, I'll grab a shovel and a weed torch. BBQ ants for the chicks...
     
  4. chickens really

    chickens really Chicken Obsessed

    Yeah....Lots of ants go that deep...You will need to find something that the workers will carry down to the queen and it will kill her and the larva....Contact a pest control for info....

    Cheers!
     

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