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Old 07-26-2014, 05:54 AM   #1
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Ants in my motor home

Hello. I have a Gulfstream 2004 Friendship GA and have lived in it full time for about 18 months. I keep getting tiny black ants everywhere in the rv. I've sprayed with Home Defense outside- the under carriage, tired, cables, steps, and I have put ant traps as well as sprayed with the Bayer interior spray. Nothing keeps them away. They even go in my convection/microwave oven! They disappear when we drive to a weekend getaway, but come back when we go home. I always have called them sugar ants. All my sweet cooking items and foods are in air tight. All suggestions are welcomed!
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When you are at home is there a limb touching your mh anywhere? Years ago we were in a Orlando cg and were gone the day we arrived and came back to our mh infested Argentina ants. They were entering through the AC's on the roof because of a limb barely touching.
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We have used Terro and it worked for us. Home Depot and Lowes carries it.
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Hello. I have a Gulfstream 2004 Friendship GA and have lived in it full time for about 18 months. I keep getting tiny black ants everywhere in the rv. I've sprayed with Home Defense outside- the under carriage, tired, cables, steps, and I have put ant traps as well as sprayed with the Bayer interior spray. Nothing keeps them away. They even go in my convection/microwave oven! They disappear when we drive to a weekend getaway, but come back when we go home. I always have called them sugar ants. All my sweet cooking items and foods are in air tight. All suggestions are welcomed!
I use the Home Defense inside of the MH, but Terro Syrup also works very well. I can't belief none of the home defense sprays haven't worked. I had a rental that was really infested with black ants and that one I finally had to call a pest control company on. No home treatments would get them all.
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Have you tried pulling out drawers and spraying inside cabinets.
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Find one of their "freeways" and put a terro on it.

Ignore it when it turns into rush our as they have told their friends of the find!

Just keep adding more until they suddenly stop.

While active follow trail to source and place one there too.

Get the outdoor ones for prevention.
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Powder?

At a campground we visited recently, I noticed white powder on the ground in the outline of tires that had been there before us. I'm sure there's other threads on this, but being lazy, I'll just ask here.... What the heck is the white powder, and does it work to control the little suckers? We spent a good deal of time trying to wipe out an invasion last trip, and it was time we'd rather have spent water skiing.

Maybe the powder would help the OP with their ant problem?

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We use AMDRO from Wally World. Yellow grains that ants love to take back home and in the morning no more ants. Works on all the types of ants we have used it on. We sprinkle it around the TT when we park and never a problem.
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At a campground we visited recently, I noticed white powder on the ground in the outline of tires that had been there before us. I'm sure there's other threads on this, but being lazy, I'll just ask here.... What the heck is the white powder, and does it work to control the little suckers? We spent a good deal of time trying to wipe out an invasion last trip, and it was time we'd rather have spent water skiing.



Maybe the powder would help the OP with their ant problem?



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The ants are after water.

The white powder was probably diatomaceous earth or boric acid (both work on ants).

The BEST solution is Termidor. Sprayed both around your pad, but track the trails of ants to home base as well. This stuff is amazing. Look hard enough and you should find some for sale even if you're not a pro. Obviously read and follow the warnings.

Good luck.
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you should never let a guest leave hungry.
mix up a nice meal of 1/2 borax and 1/2 powdered sugar and a little water,they will take home with them and feed their friends. you may have to repeat one time if they had eggs that will hatch.
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Terro !!! We tried everything, but still had ants. Set out some Terro traps and within minutes we had every ant from every crevice coming to feed. They take it back to the nest where it kills them. They also die on the traps. It's creepy to see them all, but soon there are NONE! Terro forever!
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