I have 2 parakeets in a flight cage. Because I now have several cats, I had to move the birds out onto my porch since the cats relentlessly harrassed the birds in the house by jumping and climbing on the cage. The cats have access to the porch but for some reason they are not as interested in the caged birds - probably because there is so much more going on in the backyard.
Living in South Florida we have a lot of bugs. I am noticing that the food dishes are getting invaded with tiny, fast moving ants - I think people call them sugar ants or ghost ants. I am at a loss about what to do. The cage sits on a stand that has rollers. I have thought to wet a rag with bug spray and wipe the legs of the cage as long as I keep it off of the actual bars, but I am concerned because I do have a couple of litters of kittens in the house (another problem that I am addressing with trapping and spaying). I am worried that the cats and/or kittens may get exposed to the pesticide and get sick.
Are there any products out on the market for this problem, or does anyone have any suggestions about what to do?
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