View Full Version : Ants and Hay UGH!

Jul. 9, 2012, 10:35 AM
So I have this problem with ants, if I get more than a few bales at a time they find them and inhabit them.

I've moved the hay to different locations\different barns but still it's like they can radar in on it!!!

I just got a load of 100 bales last week and need obviously build some kind of moat\fortress around it (LOL).

what can I do to keep the ants out of it? and why are they so attracted to it?

Currently the hay is on pallets in a well ventilated stall that previously had no ants in it......I live in Texas, obviously ant capital of the world :)

Jul. 9, 2012, 10:38 AM
I'd start by using an ant bait like Amdro that the ants take back to the colony and it ends up killing the queen. It will take a few days to work but it should help. It doesn't even have to touch the hay, just sprinkle under the pallets, or get the ones with the little containers the ants have to visit.