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Should I Kill the Ants?

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After humans, leaf cutter ants form the largest and most complex animal society. We’re not sure if they have conferences, but we’re pretty sure they have pasture walks. Here’s how we hope we’re helping the ants, the environment AND you!

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Kathy worked with the Bureau of Land Management for 12 years before founding Livestock for Landscapes in 2004. Her twelve years at the agency allowed her to pursue her goal of helping communities find ways to live profitably AND sustainably in their environment. She has been researching and working with livestock as a land management tool for over a decade. When she's not helping farmers, ranchers and land managers on-site, she writes articles, and books, and edits videos to help others turn their livestock into landscape managers.


  1. Nancy Celani Baker says:

    Leaf cutter ants i could live with, but here in Coastal Georgia we have fire ants outside and brown sugar ants inside. I could even get along with them, but they BITE. HARD. The chickens have moved most of the fire ant mounds out of the well frequented area, which helps. I haven’t used poison yet, but the brown sugar ants are asking for it — they are showing up in areas that have no food to attract them, and are trying to colonize my desk ( at which i never eat). Yesterday when i turned my computer on, they came pouring out of the keyboard!

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