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Old 07-07-2012, 12:10 PM   #1
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ants in tt

On our last camping trip noticed we had ants in our tt. Looked like they may have been coming in around the dinette slide. Sprayed and put out ant baits so hope this solves the problem. Can ants get in the seat cushions? Every couple days there is a mess on the seat and looks like pieces of the cushion.

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Old 07-07-2012, 12:23 PM   #2
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I have always been concerned about using chemicals for ants indoors....Yes ants can and do get into cushions.... I use plain cinnamon powder for ants inside... It does something to their nervous system so they leave quickly (and it smells better then chemicals and is non poisonous to people and animals).........(for crickets I use moth balls or crystals, strong but it works most insects will leave when this is used).......

You can also put cinnamon sticks in cupboards, storage spaces almost anywhere, be careful it may leave a stain on porous surfaces..

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Try this if you can find it. Works superbly to eliminate sweet and grease ant infestations. Takes two or three days to wipe out the entire nest.
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Old 07-07-2012, 03:01 PM   #4
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We use Terro. Available at most grocery stores and Wally World. Won't harm pets or kids.
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Old 07-07-2012, 03:46 PM   #5
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Go to WalMart and get Home Defence. It's a spray that can be sprayed inside and outside your home and RV. Leaves no stain and won't hurt pets. We use it on the power cord, and around the jacks and in behind the tires and on all the openings where electric cords or water hoses come inside. We use it inside and outside all doors and windows all around the house and never get aints or spiders. Home Defence by Ortho is a good thing to have in the RV and at home. Try it, you'll like it.
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Old 07-07-2012, 03:51 PM   #6
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If you want a 'non-chemical' solution that really works, try 1 tbs sugar, 1 tbs borax, add ~ 3 tbs water o so to make a syrup and let the ants have at it. They carry the stuff home and feed it to the young'uns. The entire colony will be gone in 2-3 days.
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Old 07-07-2012, 03:51 PM   #7
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Many years ago when I bought our first camper, a popup, the previous owner told us to leave some Terro out when we weren't using it. One time I neglected to do so and when we open it up a month later we saw some ants. There was a spot in the wall which back then had a woodgrain vinyl covering and the surface looked bubbled. I pushed on the wall and it broke open and about 1,000 ants poured out! It looked like something from a horror movie and the scream which came out of DW would have been right at home in one. The buggers ate out the inside of the wall to the outside tin about 8" in diameter. Since then I always remembered to use the Terro and never had another problem.
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Old 07-07-2012, 04:38 PM   #8
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Terro is great ant disposer. It doesn't work over night but it is safe for pets and kids. The ants take the Terro back to their hill and it takes them all out.
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Old 07-07-2012, 08:29 PM   #9
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Thanks for the suggestions. Bought some terro today and put in the camper and also outside.
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Old 07-07-2012, 08:44 PM   #10
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You can also use 1tbl spoon sugar powder and 1tbl spoon baking soda. Work the same as sugar and borax. The solution will also work on earwigs. The solution was used by a student at a science fair.

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