Originally Posted by strut526
Definitely Carpenter ants. Thanks for all the suggestions. Heading to camper tomorrow.
You might not want to hear this but carpenter ants need a source of water (i.e. leak) before they decide to set up residence. If, that is your situation, you need to locate the water source, as in leaky roof, side wall, etc. It may even be a punky log close to your unit, that is the water source, your house becomes their house because of close proximity. Once you have eliminated the water source, the ants will leave.
That is not to be confused with the scout ants in the colony that are out locating food, like sweets, ripened fruits (moisture laden ) morsels to feed on. The hierarchy in the colony assigns certain ants in the group to forage for food, and moist important water, and in certain circumstances, return with the goodies to your unit, to feed the younger and non forage tasking ants.
The way you know this is to observe the carperters you see and crush a few. If you see lots of liquid, they are there to stay, until you either destroy the nest, or better yet, REMOVE the moisture. Less toxicity to you, pets, oh and small children, who should NEVER be subjected to any pesticide, no matter how safe the label tells you it is. Just sayin'