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Old 09-07-2013, 09:45 PM   #1
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How to keep the bugs out?

So, we're at a state park with the MH and it's hot and humid and there are flies and bugs all over mainly in the evenings and especially when it gets dark.

Whenever we go out to take the dogs out or get out of the MH, the bugs and flies invade the rig. Not sure there is anything we can do? They fly in as soon as we open the door.

Any tips?

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Old 09-07-2013, 10:03 PM   #2
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Fan blowing out the door?

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Old 09-08-2013, 08:40 PM   #3
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Keep the lights in the camper low so they don't attract bugs to the door
Get a stinger bug zapper with black light and mosquito scent and keep it opposite side of campsite from camper and door
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Old 09-08-2013, 08:53 PM   #4
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I shared this hint a week or so ago regarding flies;

Fill a quart sized ziplock bag with water and hang it near your entrance doors. Evidently it messes with their complex eyes....the word refraction is used.

The easiest way I've found to hang the bag is to use a trouser hanger...clamp it on the bag above the zipper...easy to hang that on an awning arm, down near the door.

To keep ants, etc. out of our RV; as soon as DH puts down the stabilizers I start spraying bug spray on the ground at *every* point where a cord, hose, stabilizers, etc. touches the ground.

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Old 09-08-2013, 09:20 PM   #5
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Thanks for all the great tips!

So far we had been at rv parks and resorts....hadn't been to a campground in over a year. The little bugs/gnats/flies were overwhelming. The bug spray idea is awesome. The ants were all over the MH.

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Old 09-10-2013, 09:57 PM   #6
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I hung a bug zapper off the awning arm are near the door.
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Old 09-10-2013, 10:04 PM   #7
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Fan blowing out the door?
Ditto on the fan. Keep one just outside your door so they won't be flying around your door when you open it. They can't fly in wind. It works! We tent camped for 11 nights at the coast of SC in August---supposedly big mosquito season and kept fans blowing inside and out. I think I came across 2 mosquitoes the whole trip. The ocean breezes helped by the same principal.
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We put a therma cell near the door and it kept the kritters away from the door. The bug zapper idea is good in theory but they tend to attract more bugs to them the best idea is to locate it away from the camper.
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Old 09-12-2013, 01:29 PM   #9
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In Florida it gets way beyond bad. The best solution we found was to buy a bug zapper on Amazon we place it about 15 feet away from the side of the trailer we hang it on a coleman lamp stand of-course you will need a long outdoor extension cord and it has worked.

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