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Old 06-29-2012, 10:25 PM   #1
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Okay - we are brand new to camping and bought a hybrid Surveyor this week. I cleaned out the camper very well (we are clean freaks) & put new sheets in and everything in anticipation of our trip next week. Then tonight when we were zipping up due to a storm, there was a HUGE cockroach inside the canopy over MY BED!! Okay I have a SERIOUS phobia. Any advice on how to get rid of bugs? Do foggers work well in hybrids? ANY advice would be GREATLY appreciated as it has caused some marital discord since I refused to help in the roach hunt.
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Old 06-29-2012, 10:58 PM   #2
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Don't know if they help with roaches, we don't have them in North Dakota but Bounce dryer sheets help the smell replels most bugs and mice and on the up side it makes your camper smell good. We put them under the mattress under chair cushions, in storage areas and cupboards.
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Walmart sells a plastic squeeze bottle of Boric Acid labeled for roaches and ants, sprinkle some around particularly near storage areas. Walgreens sells the same product for twice the price. HTH
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Camping is communing with nature. Be glad it was a bug and not a bear in your camper.
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Old 06-30-2012, 06:52 AM   #5
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Camping is communing with nature. Be glad it was a bug and not a bear in your camper.
True - thanks! I needed a good dose of reality (& a giggle)
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Old 06-30-2012, 07:33 AM   #6
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Okay just called the exterminator & he verified that based on my description it was an "outside" roach that forages on decaying plant matter. He probably just got lost since he was nowhere hear any real food supply. I think we may still fog the camper just to be on the safe side!!!
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Old 06-30-2012, 08:29 AM   #7
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Yes, the bug foggers work very well and will take care of your problem. At the end of every season I fog our trailer to make sure no insects will hibernate somewhere inside for the winter. Be sure to take food out of the trailer before you fog it.
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Old 06-30-2012, 08:46 AM   #8
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Umm....do you plan on going outside during your camping trips ? Lol -
As far as the bug, I would much rather swat a bug than exposé my family to a TT full of toxic chemicals.

Anyway, hope you can get over the bugs and enjoy your camping !
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