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Old 01-21-2014, 10:27 AM   #1
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What tried and true (successful) methods have you used to help keep ants out of a RV? We've spread antkiller around the tires, jacks, anything that touches between the ground and RV.

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Old 01-21-2014, 11:02 AM   #2
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Ant traps inside and dryer sheets.


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Old 01-21-2014, 11:07 AM   #3
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You'll get 'em.
Powder, baits, spray- they'll eventually get up outta there-
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Old 01-21-2014, 11:09 AM   #4
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Terra Traps. You can get them at Home Depot or Lowes. They take it back to the nest and share. Takes about 1-2 weeks, but it does get rid of them.
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Old 01-21-2014, 11:18 AM   #5
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Follow them to their point of entry and seal it. If they are Carpenter ants you might have have to track down the queen. I'm my case it was removing the foam insulation. Or you can get a ant eater? Lol

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Old 01-21-2014, 01:24 PM   #6
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Throw a sacrificial Oreo UNDER the camper.

Good bet - ants are caravanning up your power cord or your tires. Treat topically.

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Old 01-21-2014, 01:25 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by kposey View Post
Terra Traps. You can get them at Home Depot or Lowes. They take it back to the nest and share. Takes about 1-2 weeks, but it does get rid of them.
X2...I use them in the house too.

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Old 01-21-2014, 02:32 PM   #8
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If you're looking to prevent them entering, you could try using DE (diamataceous earth, might have the spelling wrong) around the outside of the trailer. It is a naturally occurring white powder that works by dehydrating insects that get any of it on them. You will have to replenish it after a rain or every few weeks.
I vote for Terro too, it kills the whole nest, but you will initially get a LOT more ants into the trailer for a few hours before they suddenly all disappear.
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Old 01-21-2014, 02:35 PM   #9
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Make sure no tree limbs are touching the top of your trailer. That happened to me a few years ago when I arrived at my site after dark and did not notice the limb touching. That was the worst ant infestation I have ever heard of. DW woke during the night with ants crawling on her. Next morning we discovered the ants got into the cupboards and we had to throw out a lot of food that got contaminated by thousands of ants.

I'm fighting an infestation right now, no ants on the ground that I can see, but they're all over the top of the trailer. There are very few inside. I'm using traps and spray inside, and using dust and liquid outside.
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As kposey mentioned, the Terra products work well. I have had positive results every time. A few drops on the ground near each contact point ( tongue jack, stabilizers, tires, etc. ) and if the weather is dry, it usually takes care of the problem in a few days.

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Otherwise, try to keep sweet or fatty foodstuffs well sealed and clean the stove ( including under the burners ) well to reduce the attraction.

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