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Old 06-19-2013, 05:41 PM   #1
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Home Defense for Ants

I read on this forum that Home Defense spray is good for killing ants. We had a real problem at the last campground and are still fighting the last of the critters. I'm in a 2000 Allegro Bay and my plan is to spray the Home Defense all over the EDPM roof, the gutters and in some areas, on the side of the motorhome. Has anyone sprayed all over like this. I was just a little concerned about discoloration of fiberglass or any issues with the roof. Thanks.
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Old 06-19-2013, 05:57 PM   #2
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I would not spray anything on the rubber/EPDM roof. Any solvents or petroleum products will damage the roof.

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I would not spray anything on the rubber/EPDM roof. Any solvents or petroleum products will damage the roof.

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Read the labels. Most insecticides contain "Petroleum Distillates’" Not good for the roof.
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Old 06-19-2013, 06:04 PM   #4
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Go to tractor supply or some farm store a use terro. I had carpenter ants in my last 5th wheel and it worked.
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WE have small ants were we are located. I sprinkled some Over and Out around the trailer and NO MORE ANTS.

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Just pour a powdered cleanser around your tires and jacks. The cleanser is made of a material that's all pointy and the ants don't like to cross it.
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We usually use Terro.
But I did have to go to a greenhouse/planting store to get something for little teeny tiny bugs showing up in a planter with organic soil with carrots just coming up. They sold me Diatomaceous earth - Diatomaceous earth - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia down at the bottom for pest control - it took care of the little things without harming the plants just coming up. It seems what happens is they walk over it and it cuts them up thou to us it just feels like powder. The pieces are that small.
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X2 Great stuff. I used it in my S & B and now use it in the MH.
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Sprinkle Borax around your tires and power cord. As an added bonus, my whitewalls have never been whiter!
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If you have moved and still have a problem with ants they've taken up residence in your MH some where. We had sugar ants we picked up down and Florida and finaly found their nest in my printer. I threw the printer in a big plastic back with ant traps and some powder ant killer, sprayed the outside of that with ant spray, sprayed the inside of the box and the outside, put that in another plastic bag and sprayed the bag again and didn't open it for 3 weeeks. No more ant problem.
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Sprinkle Borax around your tires and power cord. As an added bonus, my whitewalls have never been whiter!
Old time remedy Borax mixed with powdered sugar 50/50.
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Best defense against Ants and other welcome critters is a Great Offense. living in Florida we got critters that GOD hasn't even named yet. Because we have 2 small dogs we don't spray poisons. Most of the sprays also may contain carcinogenic's. The propellant is a combination of iso butane and iso propane. Critters come in because they want food. We store nothing in cardboard containers. Any food goes into baggies or plastic storage container once it is opened.
Our 3 step offense has worked for over 10 years from here thru over 30 states.
1. We put IRISH Spring in those little plastic soap boxes in every basement bay, behind every drawer AND in cabinets. be sure the plastic box has vent so you can smell the Irish spring. The original scent is cheapest and works best.
2. Moth balls, now they are not good, but effective for snakes and other rodents. Put the moth balls into those plastic jars like the jars in restaurants use to put cheese on food. We prefer the tops be adjustable so we can open just enough to keep critters away, but not Smell. Again one in every basement bay. none in living areas of the MH itself.
3. Pet Flea collars. the ones you stretch and then put onto pets. Purchase the LARGE size (same price as small ones). You stretch them to activate the collar. Now we cut them into 3 equal pieces and put one in each basement bay, plus into cabinets, behind drawers.
After a year we empty each one and replace with new. Safe critter FREE Travels....ed
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Home defense will kill ants on contact and set up a protective barrier that they will not cross.

Terro baits will attract the ants. The ants will carry the bait back to the nest and kill a few more of their kind also. Some actually get greedy and die in the bait trap.

Each are effective depending on what your strategy needs to be.
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