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Old 04-27-2009, 08:40 PM   #1
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*&$# Ants

Is there a way to keep ants out of the camper? and what is it with them always using the electric cable to get on??
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Old 04-27-2009, 09:53 PM   #2
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Vaseline on the cord works
about 1 foot from where it connects to the coach
borax poured on the ground around all points of earth contact will stop em as well
if your under trees, you aren't going to keep em all out,
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Old 04-28-2009, 07:36 AM   #3
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I usually spray around every ground contact point if I see there's going to be a problem. The power cable and water hoses seem to be the places they like best. I've used Vaseline but it tends to be messy especially if you brush up against it. As powerboatr says, if you're under trees they'll crawl up and fall out of the trees on you (and your camper). Once they were very bad and I even sprayed around the trees that were overhanging the RV. That was a drastic measure and the only time I ever had to do that. Most times a good spray around the power cable and water hose will keep them out.
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For years (I'm talking like 20) we (and everyone else) used to use Ajax or Comet on anything that touched the ground when camping at the local beach campgrounds - recently that was deemed harmful to the environment and the practice has been outlawed.
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Old 04-28-2009, 05:42 PM   #5
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Might want to try Ortho Home Defense, i'm gonna try it this year, had a friend that told me it works really good on all type of crawling bugs especially ants.
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product called "terro" is working for us.It in the garden center.


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Old 04-28-2009, 09:31 PM   #7
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Old 04-28-2009, 09:55 PM   #8
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For years (I'm talking like 20) we (and everyone else) used to use Ajax or Comet on anything that touched the ground when camping at the local beach campgrounds - recently that was deemed harmful to the environment and the practice has been outlawed.
This year, go with grits.

I couldn't believe it either, but here you go -> http://www.gomestic.com/Do-It-Yourse...t-Killer.62265

Molasses is another one - http://wiki.answers.com/Q/How_do_you...nic_ant_killer
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This year, go with grits.

I couldn't believe it either, but here you go -> http://www.gomestic.com/Do-It-Yourse...t-Killer.62265

Molasses is another one - http://wiki.answers.com/Q/How_do_you...nic_ant_killer

grits wow i may try that.
thanks for the tip, i like that idea better, and no accidental poisoning of kids or pets

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That is a great idea.... if your going to live there. The artical states:

It does not kill on contact or instantly like the traditional ant killers, because grits are not toxic or poisonous. Usually within the first twenty-four hours a noticeable difference can be seen and approaching forty-eight hours the ant colony should be completely destroyed.

Takes 24 - 48 hours to work. Over a weekend I need to keep them out not wait for them to die.

We need a faster method for weekend camping.
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