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Post Posted: Sun Feb 23, 2014 6:18 pm   Ants around my pond

i have ants around my pond, what can i use to get rid of them? i am worried, I dont want some of it to get in the pond. I want my turtles and fish to be safe. :mrgreen: :msgreen: Any advise is welcome.
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Post Posted: Tue Feb 25, 2014 1:15 am   Re: Ants around my pond

I have ants around Dumbork's ATBA. What type of ants do you have? I noticed Dumbork minds her own business, but the ants seem persistent to climb on Dumbork's shell and burrow in the flaps of her skin. But since I have no physical evidence that the ants are biting her (no red marks, no scratching from Dumbs), I guess ants are fine.
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Post Posted: Tue Feb 25, 2014 1:20 am   Re: Ants around my pond

Spray the whole area down with water. Wash them away. Safe for pond, and not for ants!
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Post Posted: Tue Feb 25, 2014 8:21 am   Re: Ants around my pond

If I recall correctly, putting down some grits would help. The ants will eat them, it will expand and kill them.
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Post Posted: Tue Feb 25, 2014 8:47 pm   Re: Ants around my pond

I don't know what type of ants they are. Just know that they bit me when cleaning the filter. I will try watering them down and using the grits. Thanks all.
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