I was out planting Zinnia seeds today and everywhere I dug ants came up and started biting me. I was standing in my walk way between beds and got bit in the feet. I love flip flops and don't think I should have to wear closed shoes just because of some bugs. I raise pigeons and though they don't land in the garden I'm afriad to use any kind of poisons. What can I do to get rid of the ants that doesn't use poison? Or is there something that's just for ants but won't hurt birds? I can't stand ants.