Ant control

Daisy

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Hello everyone!

I am looking for the Forum's expertise on controlling ants in Daisy's (sulcata) enclosure! We are in central Texas, she is about 2 years old but small (rough start with previous owner). She has a 10' x 20' pen that is planted with a variety of grasses, flowers and cactus that are her daily diet. This is also where she spends time outdoors. We have been fortunate to have a fairly wet spring given the drought for the past few years and it seems we are having more ant issues this year. I have seen 3 varieties of ants in her enclosure...fire ants, carpenter ants, sugar ants. I have reviewed some older posts on the forum and seen some info about tort-safe remedies, but could not open the link to Tom's borax recipe. Would appreciate the Forum's recommendations and Tom's current practice!

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Hi:

We have talked about ant problems a lot here on the Forum. If you put "Ant Remedies" or "Ant Control" in the search box you can read all the threads and remedies that we've talked about.

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Vinegar around the perimeter does help to some degree, can't use house pest control because it's not safe...
 

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Food grade diametaceous earth (DE). You can buy it at most plant nurseries and feed stores. Sprinkle it around and in the enclosure and over any and every ant bed. It takes a few days to work but lasts a long time. Just make sure you do not use it when it is wet and turn off the sprinklers for a couple of days.
 

Daisy

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Thanks everybody!


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