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Old 06-07-2014, 12:57 AM   #21
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Thanks for all the suggestions. I donít store food in my camper so that canít have been an attractant, go figure up until two years ago I always tent camped and with the exception of black flies at Haliburton Wildlife Reserve I never experienced a pest problem. Have never camped anywhere with a cement pad so spraying around the camper wouldnít be an option and likely would be loudly frowned upon in a Provincial Park. Right now I opted for ant traps and ant bait hopefully I will not have to use spray
I couldn't venture a guess how many times I've setup over the years and not once has anyone said a word. Concrete, dirt, grass, doesn't matter. I carry the sprayer with me as I setup. Front jack down, close the pin lock, spray around the jack foot. Stabilizer down, spray around it. Next stabilizer, spray around it. Water hose and power cable hits the ground, spray around them. Pets and humans safe once dry.

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Food or not, odds are you've cooked in there and they could smell food, or you were just new and needed checking out for food.
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Old 06-07-2014, 09:07 PM   #22
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Food or not, odds are you've cooked in there and they could smell food, or you were just new and needed checking out for food.[/QUOTE]


Nope, my AFrame is a virgin its never been cooked in.
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Old 06-07-2014, 09:15 PM   #23
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we had a similar experience at sandbanks provincial park .. and im sure your familiar with this park ..
basically there was a major hatch going on of these ants and they went nuts in our outside tented picnic room .. we both freaked ..
but .. for your trailer ... i would not do anything .. you most likely rolled onto a hill... they got up into your trailer via the suspension/wheel and off they went.
take it home .. open it up .. do not apply anything ... and check from day to day ..
nothing is worse than a trailer filled with pesticides ...
basically the trailer is made of 2 inch pine, metal, fiberglass and plastic ..
not a big feed for an ant ... or whatever in my opinion

d-mo

Iím familiar with Sandbanks but Iíve never camped there judging by the name Iím guessing its very sandy terrain as is Turkey Point which could be the reason theyíre more ant prone.
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We are at Bon Echo currently, have ant on site but none inside. We move to Sandbanks next Wednesday and I will post about our experience there. Grundy Lake and Ottawa Municipal park last week were both very wet.

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I couldn't venture a guess how many times I've setup over the years and not once has anyone said a word. Concrete, dirt, grass, doesn't matter. I carry the sprayer with me as I setup. Front jack down, close the pin lock, spray around the jack foot. Stabilizer down, spray around it. Next stabilizer, spray around it. Water hose and power cable hits the ground, spray around them. Pets and humans safe once dry.

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Food or not, odds are you've cooked in there and they could smell food, or you were just new and needed checking out for food.
This except we use the raid max bug barrier spray. We spray around it in storage and on camping trips. No infestation in 4 yrs. This with a mainstream with rotting food in it next to us at the storage lot and with a flying roach attack one weekend.

Yes, I said flying roach attack. We were at a town park campground in NC in a slightly wooded site. Flying roaches were everywhere. They were crawling on the tt outside walls and they even started crawling on us at the campfire. I survived a 3 day stay without getting any in the tt.

The other thing we do is wipe out our food cabinets with bleach wipes. Apparently ants drop a scent as they move about. Other ants follow that scent to food. Bleach kills the scent of ants and food. We learned this from a pest control guy in a rental house we lived in years ago.
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