|08-31-2013 10:33 AM|
|08-30-2013 08:45 PM|
We used to have massive amounts but after hurricane Wilma they seem to almost gone by me.
|08-30-2013 05:56 PM|
|08-30-2013 05:14 PM|
Also in Florida. I have him eat it in the garage until the meat is gone, then he can chew the bone on a large towel in the house. I try not to use portions so large that they would require refreezing. What's left goes in a bag in the fridge for later that day.
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|08-30-2013 03:14 PM|
|Traveler's Mom||Amdro is the best for fire ants if you have to resort to that so don't bother spending money on the less expensive options. I've had to go that route in the past since my neighbors have a yard service and when they spray, the ants move over to my yard. I found that if I used it only around the perimeter of my yard, the fire ants got the hint and moved on. Of course this only works on preventing new mounds.|
|08-30-2013 12:50 AM|
|arycrest||I haven't had to use it in years, but I used AMDRO Fire Ant Bait in very very small portions lightly scattered around the mounds ... it worked. During extreme droughts I have to sprinkle a tiny amount in the well house to keep them from shorting out the solenoid/s (? I think that's what it's called).|
|08-28-2013 05:13 PM|
|pyratemom||Maybe you could train the place command so he stays on a mat when he chews the bone? The place command comes in real handy for other stuff to, like when you have to answer the door, etc. I live in Florida - the ants are everywhere. I have been battling them this summer worse than ever. I used three containers of ant poison from Home Depot that was child and pet friendly but the ants weren't even phased by it. My husband finally got some controlled substance ant killer from a landscaper friend. You have to keep the dogs away for 24 hours and spray water over it for a few minutes after you put it down so it soaks in the ground. I don't know what it's called but it really works (for awhile anyway ) but you do have to retreat the area a couple times at first. I used it for my feral cat feeding station and it worked well. The cats were kept out for a day and then I let them back in the feeding station and they have not been affected by the poison at all. If you don't want to use poison, crate or x-pen while he eats the bone.|
|08-28-2013 05:04 PM|
|Galathiel||I live in Texas. We have plenty of fire ants AND flies (and mosquitoes galore). Even giving something small like a chicken neck causes the flies to congregate if my puppy doesn't eat it quickly. Very distracting to my pup as he is a champion flying bug hunter.|
|08-28-2013 04:25 PM|
|LoriH||We don't have the ant issue in Colorado but the flies drive my dog crazy when he's trying to eat his turkey necks or chew his bones outside so I just put a blanket down inside for him and he stays on the blanket.|
|08-28-2013 04:18 PM|
I'm in South Florida and when I give my dog a raw bone, he won't eat it in the house or even the screened in Florida room. He's always taken his raw bones into the yard. Thinking about it, I guess I inadvertently trained him to do that since I didn't want the mess in the house. Creature of habit I guess.
I've had to treat the yard for fire ants. Maybe you could go that route? I hear there are a number of non toxic solutions for fire ants but I have no experience with them as yet. A quick Google brought up some interesting options.
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