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Old 08-05-2014, 01:44 PM   #11
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it maybe me ... but it looks like those little buggers are definately heading to a source of food, those bad boys are not just going out for a Sunday stroll.

id fog the camper with some interior product ... close it up for about 6 hrs, then open it all up for a day or two ...

or .. take it back to the dealer .. .who knows where some guy who built it stuffed his leftover sandwich ..


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Old 08-05-2014, 02:22 PM   #12
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X2 on cinnamon they won't cross it, I also found out from this forum that they won't cross vaseline, I put it around the water hose and electric cord, just remember to wipe off before you leave, DW didn't find any humor in grabbing the cord right where the vaseline was.lol
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Old 08-05-2014, 02:35 PM   #13
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I spray the inside of the trailer with Home Defense, along the floor/wall, around the entire door and around the slide seals. I spray my stabilizers and axles as well as my jack. When I set up I spray around those same areas. I got bit by a brown recluse several years ago and my arm blew up like a tic. I now hate all bugs, I put up with them when I'm outside as I do enjoy the outdoors, but those little bastards better stay away from my house.


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Old 08-05-2014, 02:37 PM   #14
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it maybe me ... but it looks like those little buggers are definately heading to a source of food, those bad boys are not just going out for a Sunday stroll.

id fog the camper with some interior product ... close it up for about 6 hrs, then open it all up for a day or two ...

or .. take it back to the dealer .. .who knows where some guy who built it stuffed his leftover sandwich ..


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Uhhhh not everything that happens to our RVs is a warranty issue. Seriously...when the ants got into ours there was NO food *anywhere* that they could get to. Granted, the infestation wasn't that bad, but they *were* marching in lines....LOOKING for food. Ants, in my experience, always travel in lines like that.

One exception; perhaps those ants have decided caulk is a food source. And hopefully those aren't carpenter ants. They *do* look much larger than the "piss ants" that attacked our V-Lite.

Camped one site over from where we got ants (a year ago) two weekends ago in our 5er. YEP, still got an ant problem there. This time we sprayed everything touching the ground (a circle around the tires, hoses, etc. didn't want it to damage the rubber) and got NO ants!
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Old 08-05-2014, 02:39 PM   #15
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Try to explain the highlighted above.


When you sprayed inside, was it an aerosol. If it was, how did the CO alarm like it?

I hope you didn't get any ants in that long, flowing mane of yours!

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LOL. We did get ants in the bedroom and that's when she really got mad. There is literally no food in here for them to be marching around. But, my long flowing locks definitely were in jeopardy...

I think the product that we sprayed was something like this:
Buy EcoSmart - Organic Ant & Roach Killer - 14 oz. at LuckyVitamin.com

I'll have to go see if the can is still in the camper. No issues with the CO alarm at all.
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Old 08-05-2014, 03:09 PM   #16
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Use Comet or Ajax around anything that touches the ground. Ants won't cross it. As previously suggested, I would bug bomb the inside opening all cabinet doors etc. Get all the food out & wash anything that you cook with before using. Seems like it takes 6 hours or more & use 2 cans (might be over kill but why fight fair). After a rain you will have to reapply the Comet/Ajax.

Good luck.

P.S. ants get into any thing, it has nothing to do with how you RV was constructed.
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Old 08-05-2014, 03:18 PM   #17
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Ant traps are a good choice right along the trail they are following - let them do the work; they carry the bait back home.

This was making me a little twitchy until FL was mentioned. I lived in Daytona for a while and still cringe when I think of fire ants.
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Old 08-05-2014, 04:08 PM   #18
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Are the ants from where you store your rig or did they just show up after going camping?
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Old 08-05-2014, 04:59 PM   #19
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First I agree with everyone, spray anything that touches the ground as soon as you get set up. Second, look at the roof to insure they cannot come in from a limb that is touching the roof. (Our friends realized that access issue.) And third, just as important...don't forget to RE-APPLY whatever you use if it rains.

Like someone else said, make sure you are doing something where you store your RV. I had carpenter ants get in my boat years ago and literally ate the wooden seat frame to nothing. While the boat was at the lake Friday afternoon to Sunday afternoon, the ants had Monday thru Friday to go and come as they please. (And the ants who went to the lake in the boat every weekend had a good story to share with those who stayed home...haha).
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[QUOTE=Weezer;673605]I read on Pinterest this weekend that cinnamon will deter ants. Sprinkle it in a perimeter around your RV. That should be acceptable to the "enviros"

x2 that's what I use.
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