Fireants

Discussion in 'Parasites, Pests, & Predators' started by Reese, Jun 21, 2012.

  1. Reese

    Reese New Member

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    These things are producing faster than we can keep up with them.

    I'm afraid to poison the mounds. When the chickens roam they have access to the dead mounds and I don't want them to eat the poison we are using on the ants so I stopped using poison.

    Anyone have to deal with this before? I know if it gets to bad the fire ants can kill the chickens.
     
  2. JackAubrey

    JackAubrey New Member

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    See my reply in your "Borax Traps"thread. Hopefully that will help. JA
     

  3. Catfish

    Catfish New Member

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    Gross as it sounds......
    Start urinating in the mounds.
    Assuming your in an area you can do it outside.
    I had a two mounds, no idea where they came from,
    I did it everyday for a week or so, just when I needed
    and I was outside. The mounds are gone.

    Borax should kill them out too, along with Diatomaceous earth.
    It is harmless to the chickens.
     
  4. Keith

    Keith New Member

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    If you have two mounds, take a shovel of one, put it in the other, visa verse. They will all kill each other.
     
  5. littlezo

    littlezo New Member

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    Hello, I am picking up 2 lavender araucana's in two weeks are they nice chickens to keep?
     
  6. littlezo

    littlezo New Member

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    Sorry please ignore I was on another link but its jumped to this one and replied on here instead!!