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Old 05-06-2019, 12:22 AM   #1
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Whatís the best way to get rid of ants in a TT? I have a Wolf Pup 18TO and yesterday while out camping I found a couple tiny brown ants along the top of a wall, then this morning several were in the pantry; it would appear that they are throughout the camper.
Would a Ďbugí bomb work, or would a trap be better?
Thanks for any help! I have no idea how they got in...

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Old 05-06-2019, 01:28 AM   #2
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At this point--Comet powdered cleaner. Spread a circle around the area where the tires are touching, spread some where the shore power cord touches the ground, spread some where fresh water hose may be touching the ground, spread some around the stabilizers. You get the picture, spread Comet everywhere that anything may touch the ground. I pull into my site and generally mark the area for the tires, then pull out and sprinkle Comet all around where the tires and stabilizers will sit. After set up I sprinkle more Comet around hoses, cords, etc.

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Old 05-06-2019, 01:45 AM   #3
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Try Terro Liquid Ant Baits

Fortunately we haven't had this issue so read my reply with is in mind.

Try Terro Liquid Ant Baits which can be purchased from Home Depot.

I'm not sure if this will work as well in a travel trailer since I believe the concept of this stuff is to have the ants take the poison back to the next where it does it's work killing the colony. If you're moving around the ants can't take it back to the nest. If you've moved and aren't near the nest maybe the ants will die on their own.

We had ants in the house and this worked great -- no problems since we left the baits out for a month or so and it's been a few years with no recurrence.

If you have no kids or pets there probably isn't any downside to trying it.

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Old 05-06-2019, 06:13 AM   #4
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2X on the Terro. They make both inside and outside traps. Use them in Florida all the time.
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Old 05-06-2019, 11:36 PM   #5
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Thanks for the suggestions. I havenít heard about the Comet, but Iíll give it a try.
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Old 05-06-2019, 11:40 PM   #6
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X3 on the Terro traps. Cleared up our sugar ant problem at home in 1 day.
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Old 05-07-2019, 12:34 AM   #7
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X Infinity on the Terro Traps.

We recently had an issue with ants, a big nest on my baby's changing table.
After the exterminator "hit the jackpot" on finding a live nest with hatching eggs, he used his solution to kill the immediate problem and left us a handful of those traps.

We saw ants in a different room and put a Terro trap near where they were going into the wall. It worked awesome and haven't seen an ant since then.

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Old 05-07-2019, 12:44 AM   #8
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Depends on the type of ants. A bait for sugar ants won't work on fire ants. They don't like sugar.
Diatmaceous earth (available where they sell natural pesticides) works on just about anything as long as they crawl over it. Lysol works to kill immediately.
Comet works to keep them out as long as they're not living in your walls
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Old 05-09-2019, 11:08 AM   #9
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Can confirm terro works for me in getting rid of the ants and keeping them out. I also spray ortho home defense anywhere the trailer touches the ground.

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