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Old 08-09-2005, 05:35 AM   #1
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Holy cow! Our Discovery has been in the shop for a couple weeks while we were out of town and guess what?!! While it was stored on a gravel area it is now almost infested with those tiny ants!!!! They were running up the walls inside and out etc. any suggestions on what to do when we get it home Saturday? Is it possible to get out all the ants and never see them again????--thank you!!
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Holy cow! Our Discovery has been in the shop for a couple weeks while we were out of town and guess what?!! While it was stored on a gravel area it is now almost infested with those tiny ants!!!! They were running up the walls inside and out etc. any suggestions on what to do when we get it home Saturday? Is it possible to get out all the ants and never see them again????--thank you!!
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Old 08-09-2005, 06:29 AM   #3
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I've always been sucessful using 'Green Light' around the tires to keep them out. I get big red ants where I keep the MH parked. Pour a bit around the ant hole and they like the powder, carry it into the hole and the whole colony is gone the next day. You can find it at grocery and hardware stores.

Inside I've not had a problem so far. I do every season cut up a couple dog flea collars and toss one in each basement compartment.

Now, inside I think I'd do a survey of some 'do it yourself', pest control outfits to get some ideas. I have 3 dogs and of course the wife and I to worry about poisoning. I'd probably not use the MH until I solved the problem. I don't like crawly creatures while I'm asleep.

If I couldn't get any decent ideas I'd probably put some Green Light in lids around and vacuum frequently. Be happy it's not fleas or ticks. Art
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Twenty Mule Team Borax (a laundry aid) is an effective, albeit slow-acting, ant and other insect killer. It is safe to use in kitchens, around food, kids, etc. Just pour the Borax around each wheel of the RV, near ant hills, etc and in the kitchen of the RV. It will take several days for the Borax to work - and it wipes out the entire colony of ants because the worker ants carry it back to the hill on their legs. I used this in my kitchen recently and it really works.
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I'm no expert but I've heard some bad things about borax. I searched the web for 'borax natural pesticide' and found the following.....

If there are no children or pets in the home and if birds have no access to the floor, the following mixtures can be used to kill roaches.
Mix together 2 tablespoons flour, 4 tablespoons borax, and 1 tablespoon cocoa. Set the mixture in dishes inside cupboards and behind large appliances where animals have no access.
Mix equal parts of oatmeal, flour, and plaster of Paris. Set out in dishes.
Sprinkle Borax where roaches travel.
Set out dishes containing equal parts of granulated sugar and Borax. Roaches are attracted to sugar, and the boric acid in Borax is deadly to roaches.

(Boric acid and Borax are toxic and should not be accessible to parrots and other pets. Baking soda is said to work as well as Borax in this formula and it is non-toxic.)

The laundry soap may be different. Don't know.
I do know that our roaches are big enough to drive our MH away. Art

Here's one site....

http://www.landofvos.com/articles/wi.../safepest.html
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well I want to thank you all for your remedies! I will no longer wait to go get some of these items...come Tuesday I will be disinfecting and whatever else I can do to get rid of them!!!! ?Thank you all
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Several in our local camping group use a product called Terro, available at Farm & Garden stores (Agway here in NYS). Several drops on small pieces of cardboard placed where the ants are seen, the ants are drawn to it, take it back to the nest and in a day or 2 they are gone. The hard part is ignoring the ants you see near the bait.
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