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Old 06-11-2011, 06:13 AM   #15
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We were in a campground with a lot of ants. I used the vinegar but it didn't work that well. I forgot to put it on the electrical and sewer hoses so they got in that way. At the little store where we checked in they said the best way to keep them out is to make a barrier with Ajax. As we walked around the campground lots of motorhomes had white lines of Ajax around all the tires, jacks and hoses. If they walk in the Ajax it dehydrates them and they die. It appeared to work.

I read somewhere to put out oatmeal where they can get it. When they take it back to their nest and eat it, it will expand so much they burst open and die.
I heard the same thing happens with Grits.

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Old 06-11-2011, 06:30 AM   #16
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Try Sevin dust......works very well and is cheap!...Also you can use on the pets for fleas...

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Old 06-11-2011, 06:52 AM   #17
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Windex works well on kitchen counters it kills and cleans and don't forget to pull kitchen draws out and spray a bug spray behind them which is out of reach of pets.
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Old 06-11-2011, 09:18 AM   #18
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I would like to thank the OP for this post and all the good advice in this thread.

I pulled into the Guadalupe RV Resort in Kerrville, TX a couple of days ago and now have an infestation of very small ants. I noticed them crawling up the water hose and sprayed all the shore to RV connections with a solution of Dawn Dish soap and all their trails inside the RV. I then went to Walmart an bought some boric acid power, as advised here, and sprinkled it on napkins in strategic locations inside the RV and in the outside water compartment. I never saw so many ants as I did this morning in or out of the RV, but after the treatment there are only a few left in the open that I can see. Other than getting after the stragglers I guess the only thing left is to wait for the boric acid to do its thing. Thanks again!
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I had ants inside the kitchen area a couple weeks ago.
Went to Wally world and bought Amdro Ant Bait Station.
Put one down in the area they were at. It didn't take them long to find it.
One day later no more ants seen.

It sure worked for me. Package comes with 4 bait stations that can be used inside or outside.
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Try drug store for boric acid.

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Old 06-24-2011, 07:35 PM   #22
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Usually you can get boric acid at Lowes or Home Depot --- I know that sounds strange but, they usually have it in 1 pound containers that you squeeze and it sprays out the powder.
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Ants are a pain in the florida. so are other creaping critters. Fleas, flys & Ants plus palmatto bugs (BIG Roaches, not like the little German type). And did I mention snakes? 1st step is Clean, clean and clean. Then as preventive to the critters creeping in we use a 3 step anti bug treatment. 1. We place plastic containers in each basement campartment with Moth balls. The containers we use are like the Red pepper containers with holes in the top. They allow the moth balls smell but they don't allow the compartment to be over whelmed by the moth balls. Also good to keep snakes away from perimeter of coach when stored. 2nd, we use the cat & dog flea collars (can purchase from waL-mart). We purchase the large size (same price as little ones) and follow directions (stretch) and then we cut them in half and put 1/2 of each collar in each basement compart. Plus we put them under drawers, galley cabinets and unders sofas inside the coach. No smell or odors. Last we buy the orginal Irish spring hand soap. They make plastic soap bar containers with holes in the top. We put on container in each basement compartment plus in coach as well under sofas & in drawers. this plan has kept the crawing creaping critters out of our camping vehicles for over 5 years.
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Thank you all for your posts! We have gotten rid of the ants, (at least I think so!). I have made it a point to remove ALL food articles from the MH after the last trip, and vaccuum thoroughly - I'm sure to find more wrappers that the kids seem to put into secret hiding places even though I've tried to get everything. Hopefully I'll find them before the ants!! Thanks again!

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