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Old 05-30-2016, 07:23 PM   #1
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I had a lot of ants visit this weekend, how do I get rid of them?

I feel that there is an ant nest on the tt . I used traps and more traps and Sprays but still I see ants. Anyone have an issue like this and found a solution ??


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Old 05-30-2016, 08:23 PM   #2
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I feel that there is an ant nest on the tt . I used traps and more traps and Sprays but still I see ants. Anyone have an issue like this and found a solution ??


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Move.

Really, I'm serious.

The worst thing you can do is when you 1st see an ant inside is to not kill it. Because if you don't, he will go tell his friends how nice it is inside and they will all come in. Spray outside everything that comes in contact with the camper to the ground; stabs, tongue jack, water hose, power cord, awning tie downs, tires, etc. I also think that ants fall out of trees too and land on the roof of the camper. I've also heard that wiping a 1-2" coat of Vaseline around the power cord and water hose would help(ants won't cross). Boric Acid sprinkled around all the contact points works too. Watch out for ant beds and cracks/crevices where they frequent. Spray or sprinkle ant granules around.

This is to keep them out. What to do once they are there? Well, stop them outside and keep killing inside and keep food items sealed and wiped clean. Make it less inviting and they will leave.

If that doesn't work, move.
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Old 05-30-2016, 08:44 PM   #3
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A few campgrounds we stay at will warn you of ants. Laura Walker SP near Waycross GA has a king nest of black ants. We usually spray the outside mat, the wheel and jacks along with the water and electric connection at set up. We respray every 2 days to keep them out and away from our area.
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Old 05-30-2016, 08:51 PM   #4
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I feel that there is an ant nest on the tt . I used traps and more traps and Sprays but still I see ants. Anyone have an issue like this and found a solution ??


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What kind of ants, I hope that they are not carpenter ants?
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Old 05-30-2016, 09:03 PM   #5
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I had a battle with carpenter ants. They set up a satellite colony in my wall above my hot water heater.

Now we got them fairly quickly so no damage and we keep an eye out every year as there are carpenter ants all over the woods so we have to be vigilant.

In fighting them and researching ants you have to have a good idea what ants you are dealing with. If they are the small sugar ants that is one tactic but carpenter ants wont be killed by conventional store sprays and definitely not the traps.

There are two very good commercial quality type baits that kill the entire colony and each sort of goes after the food or liquid the carpenter ants seek. This stuff works..takes ten days or so to kill a colony but I wiped out several colonies...one satellite in the 5ver and two in the surrounding oaks.

I will find the link to the website...read it carefully...identify the ants and then spare no expense or mercy.

If they are carpenter ants then go outside at night with a flashlight and find the trail. They won't be out in the day. Bait the trails.

If it is small sugar ants then the same website has baits for them also.

I wiped out the carpenter ants with this...http://store.doyourownpestcontrol.co...-gel-optiguard

Here is the rest of their baits for other ants as well as more carpenter ant stuff. I can't treat like I would at a house so some stuff would not be feasible..but the baits are good...
http://store.doyourownpestcontrol.co...ntrol-products
http://store.doyourownpestcontrol.co...r-ant-bait-gel
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Old 05-30-2016, 09:21 PM   #6
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I don't think they're carpenters since they're out all day long and the best way to describe is big and black


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Carpenter ants are big and black....I should correct myself though...they will be out during the day but usually at night you will find a clear trail as they are most active at night.
You have to go around say after 10:00 pm and look with a flashlight for trails.

But they could be another species for sure...look at they website I sent..this stuff wipes out ants. The stuff in the store just...well does nothing usually. Kills what you see not whats in your walls. You just don't want to be wrong and get a colony in your walls. A carpenter ant nest wiped out the rear of one of our seasonals 5vers. Granted he was a tardo too and just ignored the constant ant problem.

Whatever you do DO NOT use an ant repellent...!!
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Old 05-30-2016, 09:32 PM   #8
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What are the large black ones with wings?
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Usually winged carpenter ants. This is the reproductive state of the ants in spring. If I remember correctly both males and females have wings and mate in the air...then the wings fall off..then they look for a nesting site.

They do not eat wood but like damp location for a nest. Oddly they like Styrofoam insulation real well. That is in some articles but this is what they chewed up in mine...the insulation around the hot water heater and some rigid in the nearby wall.

IIRC they chew up the material to create the nests....so if they are in your walls then usually there is moisture in there already. But not 100% of the time is this true...again the odd foam insulation thing.

I did not have moisture..the darn things nested in the rigid foam. So I think they go for soft easy to shred materials like dry rot wood and rigid foam insulation.
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What about these ? They have them at menards. Any good ?


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