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Does ant powder harm hedgehogs?

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    Hi …a neighbour a few doors down from me has put a row of ant killing powder outside his door …I am worried it will harm the hedgehogs that visit me every night …does anyone have any experience of this?

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    Hi JulietP

    I don’t have any actual experience of this, but as no-one else has answered your question, will do my best.

    Bearing in mind that ant powder is killing insects, I imagine that it could harm hedgehogs. If nothing else, potentially killing their food. If they ate insects killed by it, they would ingest some of the substance. I certainly wouldn’t want to use it, or any man made chemicals in the garden, but it is difficult to control what your neighbours do. Perhaps a little gentle persuasion to try a more ‘organic’ method if he feels strongly about the ants being there?

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