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Old 08-22-2016, 08:07 AM   #1
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Ants at the Bar-B-Q Picnic

As much as I love to barbq, I always seem to have ants show up crawling all over it when done. I put the portable barbq on the picnic table and they love to show up when all the cooking is done. I don't want to end up with them in the RV when packing up.

Any ideas on keeping them away while camping?

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Old 08-22-2016, 08:22 AM   #2
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Put Vaseline around the legs at the point where they rest on the picnic table. Doesn't have to be a lot, just make sure it forms a complete circle to form a "moat" of sorts. Very effective for keeping ants from climbing up the legs. It's also easy to wipe off with a paper towel when it's cooled off and your ready to pack up.

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Old 08-22-2016, 10:02 AM   #3
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We carry the "Ortho Home Defense" sprayer with us and spray the ground on the perimeter of our trailer or picnic table wherever and whenever we suspect unwanted crawling insects. It has kept our rig ant free for the past 5 years.
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Old 08-22-2016, 06:25 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by AdirondackJa View Post
We carry the "Ortho Home Defense" sprayer with us and spray the ground on the perimeter of our trailer or picnic table wherever and whenever we suspect unwanted crawling insects. It has kept our rig ant free for the past 5 years.
Same here and has worked great. We spray all contact points with the ground including jack/leveling legs, tires, awning tie downs etc. Anything ants can crawl up from the ground gets sprayed around if we are staying in an area prone to ants.
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X2 on the grease. I also sprinkle comet around anything making contact with the ground to keep them out of the trailer such as landing gear . I then use grease around the sewer outlet when I have the sewer hose hooked up and the electrical cable. I learned this several years ago when I was parked next to an ant hill at an RV park.
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We use an assortment of Terro products (spray, granules, and traps) to keep the ants at bay. The Vaseline suggestion for the grille is one I plan to remember.
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I would suggest using ajax or comet sprinkled around the base. Works great around landing gear and tires also.

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