Handy Devices

Ant Wars

Dan Miller
By  Dan Miller , Progressive Farmer Senior Editor
Ant Mound Pusher (Ray E. Watkins Jr.)

Anyone who has ever battled fire ants understands what Bill Boyce, Texarkana, Arkansas, has built. He calls it his weapon of war against the stinging ants. This is a mound pusher, he explains, built especially to disrupt ant communities and set up below and around wire fences. Boyce built this with a 5-inch I beam and mounted it on a quick-attach plate that can be attached to a tractor or skid-steer loader.

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