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Old 07-25-2014, 01:09 PM   #1
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Question I hate ANTS! Any idea how to get them out of my air unit and ducts???

These ants are driving me nuts...... Long story behind it that but, Here is my problem seems they either came with it or decided they wanted to live in my trailer.

They don't go after the sweets or anything like that, not rotted or eaten wood.

They are quite happy living in my ac unit and ducts. Right now I have all the ac vents taped shut and the grate on the unit covered with plastic.

I can kill them when I see them in the plastic but the live ones come carry the dead bodies away somewhere, and in the morning all cleaned up.

Afraid to bomb the trailer cause then I would have to wash everything again, and the bomb would get in ac unit. Ant traps or bait isn't working.

Open to suggestions,

I hope it doesn't get hot enough to need the ac I'll blow them all over the place eeeeeeewwwwwwwwwwwww!!!!


Thanks in advance for any advice.

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Old 07-25-2014, 01:29 PM   #2
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I use Rid-a Bug, Home Defense or any other bug barrier product. Spray it where you see the ants and try to find the nest. Once it is down and they cross it it will kill them on contact. We spray the S&B once a year and well as the MH and all I ever find are an occasional dead bug.

We carry a one quart spray bottle in the MH and if we are at an RV park with lots of ants I spray the outside area of the MH and that kills them before they can get inside. It has worked well for us for 10 years.
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Check out your local garden/hardware store. There is a product that you can buy (drops) that you put out near the paths of the ants. They will carry it back to the nest and it will kill the entire brood. Did it for my sticks and bricks a couple months back and it really did the job. Forget the ant traps and such, they generally don't work and you don't want to be breathing a bunch of fumes either. Now I will add the caveat that there are some species of ants where this isn't effective but it worked gang busters on ours. There are a couple of names I think. RAID makes one type and then there is something called Ant be Gone, I believe.
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get them some uncles and they will go away maybe
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These ain't aunts there ants!

Try terro ant killer
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We use AMDRO from Wally World Yellow grains that ants love and take back home with them Next day no more ants! I usually sprinkle it around the TT where we park if I see any ants at all. All gone next day and no more ants. Works on red, black, half and half ants.
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AMDRO is like crack for ants. I used it at home and no more ants!
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X2 on Terro!
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didn't read the whole post but Ortho's home defense + ant baits work great.
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If you have a limb touching your roof, that's probably how they entered the AC and vents. Terro works very well. Eliminate the limb.
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+3 on Ortho Home Defense. It is non toxic and works great. Spray it around all openings and on the roof on and around the AC. The ants take it back to their nest and it kills all their relatives also. Covering all the outlets is giving them a nicer environment so take that off. Good luck, it should be simple to cure.
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These ants are driving me nuts...... Long story behind it that but, Here is my problem seems they either came with it or decided they wanted to live in my trailer.
They don't go after the sweets or anything like that, not rotted or eaten wood.
They are quite happy living in my ac unit and ducts.
Ant traps or bait isn't working.
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If they are Raspberry, (aka: "Tawny" or "Crazy" ants), they are difficult to get rid of.
Two years ago we picked up an infestation of THOUSANDS in Texas.
After trying nearly everything for 2 weeks we returned to Wisconsin. (where it was way below freezing for another 2 months), and froze them to death!
See: Rasberry crazy ant - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
And they can be harmful to electrical and electronic equipment.
See these videos:
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These ain't aunts there ants!
Since we are correcting......

It ain't "there", it is they're. A contraction of "they are".
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Well, I use terro and it seemed to work for a while but now I have ants everywhere and lots of terro down for weeks.... I will have to wait for fall......
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