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#5907198 - 09/01/15 08:40 AM Fire ants under feeder.....need solution.
B-Man Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 11/20/11
Posts: 172
Hey gang - please help me get rid of fire ants under my feeder where the corn drops.

Obviously do not want to scare deer off.

Any thoughts?

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#5907204 - 09/01/15 08:42 AM Re: Fire ants under feeder.....need solution. [Re: B-Man]
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Registered: 06/14/15
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Loc: texas
Gas, and move the feeder 15 feet

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#5907206 - 09/01/15 08:42 AM Re: Fire ants under feeder.....need solution. [Re: B-Man]
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Registered: 10/25/04
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Id sprinkle some ortho on em. Doubt it would bother the deer much.
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#5907219 - 09/01/15 08:51 AM Re: Fire ants under feeder.....need solution. [Re: B-Man]
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boiling water?

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#5907232 - 09/01/15 08:58 AM Re: Fire ants under feeder.....need solution. [Re: B-Man]
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Fire ants or red harvester ants?

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#5907237 - 09/01/15 08:59 AM Re: Fire ants under feeder.....need solution. [Re: 8pointdrop]
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Originally Posted By: 8pointdrop
Fire ants or red harvester ants?
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#5907242 - 09/01/15 09:00 AM Re: Fire ants under feeder.....need solution. [Re: B-Man]
B-Man Offline
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The ants are big, dark red and bite the s--- out of u. Very aggressive.

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#5907254 - 09/01/15 09:08 AM Re: Fire ants under feeder.....need solution. [Re: B-Man]
B-Man Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 11/20/11
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They are under s full 500 lb winch up feeder. It's not moving.

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#5907283 - 09/01/15 09:29 AM Re: Fire ants under feeder.....need solution. [Re: B-Man]
Cast Offline
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Registered: 12/14/08
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Amdro if they're fire ants, Ortho Ant Killer if not. Turn off the feeder while treating and maybe hand feed over to one side.
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#5907319 - 09/01/15 09:53 AM Re: Fire ants under feeder.....need solution. [Re: B-Man]
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Extinguish Plus. Hard to find but most feed stores carry it. Broadcast on the ground once/year. Preferrably when it's hot and dry. Won't affect your deer at all.

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#5907341 - 09/01/15 10:03 AM Re: Fire ants under feeder.....need solution. [Re: B-Man]
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Harvester ants (the big red ones) won't spook deer much if any. I'd leave them alone, they're about done for the season anyway, aren't invasive or a problem to other animals like true fire ants, and they are the favorite food of horny toads.

I assure you, you're losing way more profit to birds and coons than ants.

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#5907383 - 09/01/15 10:28 AM Re: Fire ants under feeder.....need solution. [Re: B-Man]
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Registered: 11/19/08
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Man I don't know, we have leaf cutter ants and they're pretty efficient at corn removal. Easy to find their holes though by following the moving trail of corn.

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#5907511 - 09/01/15 11:47 AM Re: Fire ants under feeder.....need solution. [Re: B-Man]
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Registered: 11/01/12
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I used Amdro Ant Block a while back and haven't seen an ant since, and they were all over my yard. It killed at least 6 different types.
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#5907514 - 09/01/15 11:48 AM Re: Fire ants under feeder.....need solution. [Re: B-Man]
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Registered: 09/22/11
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#5907603 - 09/01/15 12:20 PM Re: Fire ants under feeder.....need solution. [Re: B-Man]
Western Offline
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Registered: 04/20/11
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Loc: Wise County Texas
Get some Pyrethrin concentrate, or Permethrin 10% and pour a gallon of mix down the hole. then treat as necessary. I do this if the ants are directly under my feeder , it works and deer don't seem to even notice.
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