Is there a cage for keeping dogs away from ant traps???

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Old 06-05-13, 11:10 AM
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Is there a cage for keeping dogs away from ant traps???

When I put an ant trap outside (either Terro drops, or some other enclosed thing), the lure to dogs is very strong.

Within a day of putting nearly a dozen around the house, a relative's golden retreiver found them all and punctured every one multiple times.

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I asked and searched and the only thing I've ever found that was similar was a guy who took a suet cage (for feeding suet to birds) and piled several traps in that and placed it in a tree. But I'm looking for a general approach.

IS there some kind of small cage I can (perhaps) stake into the ground and protect an ant trap from such furry hoodlums?

Seems obvious to me, yet I just cannot find it!

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Old 06-05-13, 01:28 PM
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Use the suet feeder and pile it under rocks, that are too heavy for fido to move. Out of sight, out of mind.
 
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Or just make something out of hardware cloth and stake it down or rocks on top.
 
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Old 06-05-13, 03:30 PM
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Chandler-are you saying to pile the rocks on top of suet feeder? Iím hot and tired today; my brain is dragging behind me. If so, that is a good idea.

Dogs are why exterior bait station and baiting regulations have changed and why they cost about $25 apiece for the really good ones. Used to be a lot cheaper to kill rats.
 
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Or just make something out of hardware cloth and stake it down or rocks on top.
The rocks idea from Gunguy45 and Chandler are great, but I didn't even think of Gunguy's idea of hardware cloth. That's awesome---didn't occur to me! Actually I have tons of the stuff, and I didn't even know what it was called.
 
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