If the area was dry, and I had an ant nest in my chicken pen, I would get a LOT of DE (Diatomaceous Earth) and pile it up on the ant's nest. It is only effective when dry -- getting it wet will 'ruin' it. DE has microscopic sharp edges that cut into the insect's exoskeleton - when that is pierced, they will dehydrate and die.I've got a red ant problem. Just in the pen. Any advise?
Y'know I had heard the oppposite - that the fire ants are killing off the Horny Toads and that is why you see so many fewer now a days - when they used to be really frequently seen.My DE gets quite wet when I put it in my belly ... ?
Texas Horny Toads (lizards) favorite dinner is fire ants!