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Old 03-01-2019, 01:20 PM   #1
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Fire Ants Everywhere!

We’re camping in mid-Florida. How do we deter (kill, avoid, co-exist with) the fire ants?
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Old 03-01-2019, 01:26 PM   #2
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Seven powder around the outside of your RV. Anything that touches the ground needs powder protecting it. https://smile.amazon.com/Garden-5-Pe.../dp/B004HVWB14

Once they are in, get Terro liquid ant baits. https://smile.amazon.com/TERRO-T300B.../dp/B00E4GACB8 These will poison the entire colony. Put a few around the inside of your RV. They will be attracted to the sweetness, take it back and share it withe the rest of the colony, and kill them all. Keep these in the RV for a few weeks to make sure they are all dead.

Lastly, make sure you don't have any vegetation touching your RV anywhere else. If so, cut the vegetation away. They use those as highways, also.
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Old 03-01-2019, 01:50 PM   #3
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We’re camping in mid-Florida. How do we deter (kill, avoid, co-exist with) the fire ants?
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We use gnarly chemical ant killer spray that attaches to a hose. We spray the ground and everything on the camper that contacts it. We wait until its dry to let the kids walk on it.

Might not be eco friendly, but eff them ants.
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Move your campsite to MN. I haven't seen an ant in 4 months

sorry, but everybody else was thinking it............
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Old 03-01-2019, 08:53 PM   #6
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MillMitch-I agree that up here there aren't currently any ants. But just think, in a couple of months, the state bird of both WI and MN will return. That would be the dreaded Mosquito.
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You can never kill these things. Only relocate them. You put powder down, and it runs them off to the next site. They run them off to the next site. Pretty soon, they're back at your site. Same thing everywhere in the south. These beasts are unstoppable. So just run 'em off and keep running them off until you leave. You might win a battle or two, but you will not win the war.
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Move your campsite to MN. I haven't seen an ant in 4 months

sorry, but everybody else was thinking it............
You probably havent seen the ground in 4 months lol.
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