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Old 09-21-2016, 09:29 PM   #1
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Ant, Ants and more Ants ....

Just returned from a nice 4 day trip in SC. The ants were out of control. Daily I sprayed the tires, jacks, power cord and water hose with ant sprays. I still had ants. They love the power cord.

How do I get them to stay out of the camper?
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Old 09-21-2016, 10:46 PM   #2
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Sounds strange but this works. If you're on a concrete pad, draw a chalk line around anything that touches the ground. The ants will not cross the chalk line. Also be sure to look for branches or bushes touching the sides of the coach. They love to come in there. As for the power cord, try spraying a little bit of WD40 on it between the ground and the coach. Not sure, but it seems like that was what I did before that kept them out.


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I have found that "New Dawn" dishwashing detergent makes a great ant barrier. Apply full strength across any path the ants are taking. Also around or across potential paths.
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Old 09-22-2016, 07:28 AM   #4
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Just returned from a nice 4 day trip in SC. The ants were out of control. Daily I sprayed the tires, jacks, power cord and water hose with ant sprays. I still had ants. They love the power cord.

How do I get them to stay out of the camper?
I had an ant infestation in my house for years, and whatever I did, it didn't last long and they kept coming back. Finally, on this forum, somebody recommended 2 types of ant bait, and the ants are gone for good! Hooray!! In my case they were small sugar or grease ants, but it seems like this is good for most types. They take the bait back to the nest and it kills the queen.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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We had the same issue with ants last year in myrtle beach so this year I thought I came prepared with outdoor ant shield. Didn't work. Called the campground office and they came out and sprayed and no more ants the rest of our stay. The grounds person said the ants love the shade, no issues in the sites with full sun. Might consider a full sun site next time. We ended up throwing some food away.


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Old 09-22-2016, 02:07 PM   #7
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Get this or the Walmart version. Sprinkle it along the ground around jacks, levelers, and tires. Also apply it at the point where any cords or hoses leave the ground. It lasts until the rain washes it away, so you will need to reapply it after it rains. The stuff works very well against all bugs.

https://www.amazon.com/Sevin-Ready-U.../dp/B006O8OW2E

Lastly, make sure you do not have any vegetation touching your RV. Those touch points make excellent highways for the ants! Cut any vegetation away from the RV.

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I live in Phoenix and was getting ants in the water bay of my motorhome. I found that they were going for the moisture. Now I dry the bay out thoroughly when I attach hoses, etc. and wipe it down with Raid Ant spray. It solved my ant problem.

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1 cup hot water, 1/2 cup sugar, 1/2 cup borax. Stir until dissolved, soak cotton balls in this mixture and place inside and outside. Initially the cotton balls will be completely covered in ants, by the next day they will all be gone.
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Old 09-22-2016, 09:02 PM   #10
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