Help! My nest box is getting many ants! Is this normal or dangerous for the chicks (8 & 9 days old now). My video from overnight indicates they appeared sometime in the later afternoon yesterday and were in the box and very active since then. We put diatomaceous earth at the ground near the box, but do not see where the ants are they are coming from. We were able to get the ants out of the box this morning, but they are back. We have a no-poison policy on our property, because of the rich layers of desert ecosystem we strive to protect. What can be done that will not injure the chicks or parents?