I have recently discovered termites in some of our firewood. The good news is that the chickens have also discovered the termites and absolutely love them. Unfortunately this means that we have at least two very attentive hens waiting a little too close to our chopping block whenever we're splitting wood. Early hen gets the termite (or other tasty wood dwelling bugs) apparently. Though the chickens are quite the hardy eaters, I'm not 100% convinced I want to count on them for termite control. We've moved our wood pile and got it off the ground, all the things you're supposed to do to prevent the little buggers (pardon the pun there) from getting back to their queen. My question now becomes, is there anything we can use to help kill the termites that won't harm the chickens? The chickens free range all day every day, going into the coop at night, so I obviously don't want to put anything anywhere that could hurt my chickies. At the same time, I obviously don't want to risk having termites find their way to my house and start making a snack out of my house like it's the witch's house from Hansel and Gretel! Another reason for not wanting to use super toxic products that are dangerous to animals and humans is that we have a well, and quite frankly don't like the idea of pouring poisons into the ground that feeds into the water I drink. I've read that Boric Acid and DE will kill termites, but I'm not sure if Boric Acid would also kill the chickens (or dogs/cats/whatever else happens to eat the stuff) and I'm not sure if the type of DE that kills termites is the kind that's safe to use around animals. Any information/advice you can pass along would be greatly appreciated!