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Old 07-23-2015, 12:27 PM   #1
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Watch Out For Wasps etc..

Late in the season I know but getting the shamrock ready for our first trip yesterday. I opened the water heater door to screw the rod back in and there was some mean looking wasps in there mad at me for disturbing their afternoon nap. Don't know if it's been posted about before, but be careful opening up some of these things for the first time after it's been parked awhile. Oh and I did out run them😀
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Old 07-23-2015, 12:31 PM   #2
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Yep, I always open them up slowly to bang on them prior to see if anything comes out. However I now use those mud dauber screens and that seems to work really good.
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Old 07-23-2015, 12:46 PM   #3
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Also be careful opening the lid on the campground shorepower pole. The nasty little critters like to take up housekeeping in there also. Personal experience speaking.
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Old 07-23-2015, 12:52 PM   #4
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Brake cleaner works amazingly well to kill them. I've hit them in mid-air and they drop instantly. It shoots out a stream a good distance so you can stay far enough away to not get attacked as well.

You can find it at Wal-Mart or pretty much any auto store for a few bucks.
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Old 07-23-2015, 01:07 PM   #5
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x 2 on mud dauber screens. put them on your furnace and fridge vents too.
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Old 07-24-2015, 01:34 PM   #6
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I glued fiberglass screen on the insides of all vents and used the metal pre-made screen on the furnace vent. Now some mud-dauber somethings filled all screw holes on my helper handle by the door with mud nests... took a small screw driver and an air hose to blow all that crap out.
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Old 07-24-2015, 01:37 PM   #7
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X 3 on mud dauber screens. put them on your furnace and fridge vents also. Later RJD
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Old 07-24-2015, 01:48 PM   #8
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X4 on the screens! Had them on my first TT, took them off and put them on the trade-up TT. Never had a problem with the vents.
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Brake cleaner works amazingly well to kill them. I've hit them in mid-air and they drop instantly. It shoots out a stream a good distance so you can stay far enough away to not get attacked as well.

You can find it at Wal-Mart or pretty much any auto store for a few bucks.
I think brake cleaner fluid is Duct Tape liquid form. It cleans just about anything plus killing wasps.

Only thing I can recall was a better all purpose cleaner was the old MEK that some of us old timers remember.
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I think brake cleaner fluid is Duct Tape liquid form. It cleans just about anything plus killing wasps.

Only thing I can recall was a better all purpose cleaner was the old MEK that some of us old timers remember.
problem with MEK was,the protecter of the enviroment claimed it would kill us too.I guess I'm luckey to be alive because I used to get it in 55 gal drums.I still have 10 or 15 gal around somewhere!
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