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#6335849 - 06/15/16 07:55 AM Best way to get rid of ANTS around feeders.
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We have a couple of feeders that red ants have decided to make home close to them. We think this may affect the deer that come to the feeders and would like to get rid of them. Is it best to just use some kind of over the counter poison or is there a better way to get rid of these guys?

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#6335854 - 06/15/16 08:02 AM Re: Best way to get rid of ANTS around feeders. [Re: PWRANCH]
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#6335856 - 06/15/16 08:03 AM Re: Best way to get rid of ANTS around feeders. [Re: PWRANCH]
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Never noticed that red ants affect deer activity at a feeder. If you have horned toads around those ants are a feeder for them as well.
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#6335858 - 06/15/16 08:03 AM Re: Best way to get rid of ANTS around feeders. [Re: PWRANCH]
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#6336015 - 06/15/16 09:39 AM Re: Best way to get rid of ANTS around feeders. [Re: PWRANCH]
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Red ants are food for the horny toads, that's the reason for the decline, people killing the ants rifle

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#6336251 - 06/15/16 11:56 AM Re: Best way to get rid of ANTS around feeders. [Re: PWRANCH]
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Simple cures found right in the kitchen.
-Make a safe ant killer out of 50/50 mix of powdered sugar and baking soda. Mix it thoroughly. Put a pile in a good location and let them get to it. After several days you will have few left.
-Ants also don't like cinnamon. Spread that under or around feeder as a deterrent.

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#6336397 - 06/15/16 02:00 PM Re: Best way to get rid of ANTS around feeders. [Re: PWRANCH]
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Cutting torch. Set oxy/ acetylene, don't light. Stick tip in hole for 10 seconds,+/_. Then light torch and stict flame to hole. The ground for about a 10' circle will actually lift just a tad. Concussion will kill every last one. Don't get carried away with the gas mix. Heck, 5 seconds probably is enough. As with reloading, check to make sure this load is safe in your ant bed, it is safe in mine. I can't guarantee yours.
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#6336601 - 06/15/16 04:43 PM Re: Best way to get rid of ANTS around feeders. [Re: PWRANCH]
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No need to be worried about the Texas native red ants.
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#6336678 - 06/15/16 05:53 PM Re: Best way to get rid of ANTS around feeders. [Re: PWRANCH]
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As just mentioned, If they are the big native red ants, don't do anything. We have them at almost every feeder we have. They don't bother the deer at all. And we have lots of horned toads. cheers
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#6336704 - 06/15/16 06:08 PM Re: Best way to get rid of ANTS around feeders. [Re: Pitchfork Predator]
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Leave the red ants be.... now fire ants kill all them little bastages.
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#6336853 - 06/15/16 07:41 PM Re: Best way to get rid of ANTS around feeders. [Re: bobcat1]
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Originally Posted By: kmon1
Never noticed that red ants affect deer activity at a feeder. If you have horned toads around those ants are a feeder for them as well.

Originally Posted By: bobcat1
Leave the red ants be.... now fire ants kill all them little bastages.

This^^^^^^They don't hurt a thing.... up
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#6337023 - 06/15/16 09:54 PM Re: Best way to get rid of ANTS around feeders. [Re: kdkane1971]
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that's the only thing I have found to work on red ants, or any ant
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#6337101 - 06/15/16 10:57 PM Re: Best way to get rid of ANTS around feeders. [Re: PWRANCH]
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Red ants are not a problem. Leave them alone.
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#6339283 - 06/17/16 09:45 PM Re: Best way to get rid of ANTS around feeders. [Re: PWRANCH]
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Amdro fire ant bait works for me.

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#6339505 - 06/18/16 07:47 AM Re: Best way to get rid of ANTS around feeders. [Re: PWRANCH]
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Ants suck

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