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Old 10-02-2015, 01:12 PM   #11
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We live in central Maryland and have a big problem with STINK bugs (sorry, I don't know their real name). These bugs get into everything in late fall including your refrig, furnace and WH. I have screens on all three just to keep them out. A friend almost lost their MH when they started up their WH for the first time last spring. Black smoke and flames came out the exhaust when dead STINK bugs started to burn. The screens are a life and rig saver.

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Old 10-02-2015, 01:15 PM   #12
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Wondering if I should buy them for my Roo? Do they really make a difference in keeping bugs out, I don't see many ppl with them?

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For the first time in 65 years I damn near died from a hornet sting. Spent 3 days in a hospital with a tube down my throat. They tell me a paramedic saved my life, by the time they got to me I had stopped breathing.

I now have screens covering the vents on my 5er. The fewer of those critters I see the better. They are cheap and easy to install so why take chances? I have been stung many times, by bees (use to keep them!), hornets and wasps and never had a problem till last year. I might not be so lucky next time.


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Old 10-02-2015, 01:19 PM   #13
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They love to build nest on the fan blades of the furnace. Not fun to clean out.
have to pull the furnace.
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Old 10-02-2015, 01:43 PM   #14
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Ok I am convinced to get covers for it all

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Old 10-02-2015, 01:54 PM   #15
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No issues up here in New England. But, when I winterize, I use packing tape to close off the furnace vents and trash bags over the fridge and wh doors mainly to keep the spiders out.
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Old 10-02-2015, 01:59 PM   #16
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Yes, yes, yes. I once observed a bird going in and out of a furnace vent carrying sticks and twigs for a nest. I told the owner. Can you imagine the fire when he turned the furnace on that winter!
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Old 10-02-2015, 02:30 PM   #17
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They not only keep bugs out but last year mice filled the heater with corn
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Old 10-02-2015, 02:54 PM   #18
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Our Shamrock has a screen on every opening. We live and camp in the south and there are bugs everywhere!
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Old 10-02-2015, 03:27 PM   #19
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Mud daubers built there home in the air conditioner of our previous RV. Was getting it ready for a trip, tested the A/C and the fan would not com on. Went on the roof, pulled the A/C cover and there was one huge cake of mud between the fan blade and the frame. After a good cleanup all was well.
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Old 10-02-2015, 04:04 PM   #20
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I put screens on all openings (hot water heater, furnace, and refrigerator) except for the grate that the frig drip line comes out of. I needed to trim the screen to fit around the drip hose and decided to put it off. Guess what I found when I removed the access cover to the frig when prepping for a trip? A hornet nest the size of a tennis ball. I saw it only after I got stung by one of the residents. OUCH!!!. I soon covered that grate with the notched screen.

We live in Northern Alabama and I highly recommend screening all openings.

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