we're having the same problem with ant infestation
right here in mid-mo. any aid anyone could provide to
this thread is golden.
unfortunately, we live in suburbia and can't have
chickens. to date have been able to talk my sweetie
out of chemicals, but they are about to drive us
buggy; please pardon the pitiful pun.
--- Itisjo@aol.com wrote:
> Hi folks,
> Does anybody know of a good alternative to Terminix
> for keeping carpenter
> ants out of our house? We live in a woodsy area in
> Pa. right next to a
> river, so ants and other critters abound here. But
> I feel like a hypocrite
> trying to have an organic garden while I welcome Dan
> Dan the Terminix man
> into the house every other month. He and my hubby
> found two massive
> carpenter ant nests in the ground nearby and before
> I knew it he'd sprinkled
> something deadly on them and now we have no more
> ants in the house. But
> wouldn't my chickens have been able to annihilate
> them if I'd penned them
> there? Dan says the pesticide he used should be
> just about gone now because
> of all the rain we've had, so do you think I could
> safely put the chickens
> there now? The ants are trying to come back and I
> sure don't want hubby to
> spread the Diazinon he bought. Would my 15 little
> Cornish Rocks do as good a
> job at scratching them out as my 4 laying hens
> would? Thanks!
> Joanne Guth
> a mom who's trying to feed her kids right
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