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Old 05-08-2016, 08:59 AM   #1
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On the road and have small ant problem, what would be the best way to get the little buggers ?

Any suggestions are welcome.

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TERRO

Most grocery stores should sell it. It is a liquid ant killer. A drop on a small square of cardboard placed where the ants go should do it.
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+1. Terri is the only thing that has worked for me. I get it at Home Depot. They have the liquid that you put on the bit of cardboard and they have the bait traps that you just place around on ant trails. Both work very fast. I also bought Terro granules that I also sprinkle around the coach pad at home. I have tried it all and this one Actually works!
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TERRO

Most grocery stores should sell it. It is a liquid ant killer. A drop on a small square of cardboard placed where the ants go should do it.
This. Be advised, when they first find it, you will see a LOT of ants. They take it back to their nest and it gets eaten by the larve too. I had a carpenter ant problem and my bug guy said give it 30 days so it kills the about to hatch larve.
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This. Be advised, when they first find it, you will see a LOT of ants. They take it back to their nest and it gets eaten by the larve too. I had a carpenter ant problem and my bug guy said give it 30 days so it kills the about to hatch larve.
Yes. Don't get freaked out because the ant population will seem to explode as all the boys "belly up to the bar". Not sure about life cycle of carpenter ants, but most of my ant problems disappeared in 24 - 96 hours.
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We also used the Terro traps. I think the directions say to leave the traps out for 2 weeks but all the ants were gone on a couple of days.
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Find out where they are getting in also. I followed my "ant trail" and discovered they were entering via a cracked skylight in bathroom... which water was also entering when it rained.
Terro'ed ants, replaced skylight. All is well again. Guess things do happen for a reason!
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I use these in the house and the Coach when needed....



They work very well.....
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2 ways to deal with ants. First is to make up some sugar water, spray it on your tires, the little buggers will swarm them and you will get 1 to 2 mpg better mileage.


2nd way, get some Bayer Tempo off the net. spray bottom of rig, sewer hoses, water hoses, tires and under carriage. Very lightly spray around the base of all lower cabinets, bed and outside walls. Stuff turns to a very fine dust and can't be seen. If you are under trees, then spray the roof vents and any roof openings too. Gone in 4 days.
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On the road and have small ant problem, what would be the best way to get the little buggers ?
Any suggestions are welcome.
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That depends on the particular species of ant you are seeing.
(Different ants require different methods of eradication).

In January of 2013 we picked up an infestation of thousands of Argentine Ants, (aka: Rasberry Crazy Ants), in only 2 days, in a COE park in Sommerville, Texas.
For the next 3 weeks we tried to get rid of them with various poisons, (including Torro, which BTW they completely ignored), sprays and traps.

Finally, (in early February), we drove the coach home to Wisconsin and froze them to death.

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Windex works good especially in the kitchen area.
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Old 05-08-2016, 11:52 AM   #12
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Fought ants for years in s&b until we discovered terro.

Placed one on the counter and the single lane country road of ants turned into the 405 for about a week then one day nothing. ..
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Just wondering, cant you put terro outside of the RV so when the ant gather up they do it outside.
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Borax works for ants. Borax Ant Killer - How to Get Rid of Ants Effectively - Borax Ant Killer Homemade Ant Traps
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