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Old 10-19-2017, 08:40 PM   #1
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Where do Ants come from?

I have been in Southwest New Mexico for 4 weeks. All of a sudden I have ants in my bathroom sink. No where else. How did they get there? Did they crawl up one of my 6 self levelers? Or come up by my tires? Do they send a scout up one of the those ways who then travels around my 5th wheel for an entry, like between the rubber and the slide out, and then notifies the others? It sure seems strange to me.
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Old 10-19-2017, 08:46 PM   #2
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Did you have full hookups? If so they can sometimes come from grey tank especially if you leave the grey tank drain open. Or climb up the shore power cable, or tank dump hoses.
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Old 10-19-2017, 09:00 PM   #3
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They can come in via any of the above routes. Spray around the tires, stabilizers, power cord, and anything else that touches the ground.
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Old 10-19-2017, 09:01 PM   #4
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Short answer is everywhere!!! The first thing I do when I set up is spray the leveling jacks, I try not to let the power cord or water line touch the ground and if it does I spray it. Spray around the wheels, we try not to let any limbs from trees touch the trailer as well. If you ever get a real infestation of ants, you will know you have to do this, especially in the lower US. We also put bounce sheets almost everywhere when we are not using in the winter, no ants no mice ever.
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Have you tried talking to them? Maybe something around your sink is interpreted as being food by them.
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Old 10-19-2017, 09:23 PM   #6
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When I was very young I was told they come from God.
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When I was very young I was told they come from God.

Ahh, well, apparently God thought we would all appreciate his sense of humor.
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Old 10-19-2017, 10:45 PM   #8
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Did you have full hookups? If so they can sometimes come from grey tank especially if you leave the grey tank drain open. Or climb up the shore power cable, or tank dump hoses.
All my tank valves are closed unless I am emptying. In a 5th wheel the shore line connects outside and no opening to inside.
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Have you tried talking to them? Maybe something around your sink is interpreted as being food by them.
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In the bathroom? I captured one, and tried torturing him, but he would not talk.
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Old 10-20-2017, 02:25 PM   #10
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In the bathroom? I captured one, and tried torturing him, but he would not talk.
They must be army ants it hard to get them to say much more than there rank.
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