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Red ant remedy that is safe for dogs

Discussion in 'General Dog Forum' started by goldenbear2013, Jun 25, 2016.

  1. goldenbear2013

    goldenbear2013 New Member Registered

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    Hi there,

    We have a large garden that our dog Bear loves to run around on. However, after cutting the lawn we have found that there are mounds of mud that have formed containing red ants!

    We have at least 5 mounds in total and Bear has clearly been bitten by them (he is fine thankfully just not impressed!) and has now stopped going on the grass completely.

    Does anyone know a way to get rid of these pests that is safe for dogs? Ant powder is clearly a no no and other than boiling water (which is not working as there is too many) we are at a bit of a loss.

    if anyone has any home remedies of how to get rid of these it would be greatly appreciated.

    Many Thanks

    Sophie
     
  2. Raven oaktree

    Raven oaktree Active Member Registered

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    Diatomaceous earth is a natural product and will kill ants but is not harmful to animals like dogs and cats etc
     
  3. goldenbear2013

    goldenbear2013 New Member Registered

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    Excellent thank you!!!

    I will look to buy some this week.
     
  4. Raven oaktree

    Raven oaktree Active Member Registered

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    Make sure you buy food grade and not the stuff for pools though ;)

    You should be able to get it from farm and pet type places x
     

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