Red Ant Control

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Eatin'Dirt, Jul 25, 2010.

  1. Eatin'Dirt

    Eatin'Dirt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I looked through a few pages looking for red ant control or anything like that. I didn't see it. So if this is a repete then I am sorry. I have red ants so darn bad in & around my chicken coop. My chicken coop is large & can not be moved. So what you do do for red ants with chickens around? Thank you for any input! [​IMG]
     
  2. BC_Farms

    BC_Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    guinea hens
     
  3. Eatin'Dirt

    Eatin'Dirt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I can't do Guinea's. Not enough yard.
     
  4. cracking up

    cracking up Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My guineas don't touch the red ants. Someone said corn meal or corn starch others swear by DE. If you find something that really works let us know. I haven't tried the cornmeal or cornstarch.
     
  5. Pet Duck Boy

    Pet Duck Boy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 12, 2009
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    Do you have red fire ants? (The ones that sting and have the potential to have 100+ queens) Or the larger, 1/4 of an inch red Formica ant that is fast, aggressive, but has no sting and sprays acid.
     
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  6. imtc

    imtc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've poured boiling water on the mound and it's worked.
     
  7. dsqard

    dsqard Crazy "L" Farms

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  8. Eatin'Dirt

    Eatin'Dirt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you everyone. These ones bite! & It stings & hurts for a while. I will try a few of the things listed on the other thread, thanks for posting.[​IMG]
     

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