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Old 08-16-2012, 02:38 AM   #1
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Having a terrible time getting rid of ants and finding out where they're coming from although I suspect somehow they're getting into the duct work, hoping to get some insight as to some others's experiences and how to deal with them, Ive sprayed, put traps out, etc. and the little monsters keep coming. Thanks.
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Are you camping in the same spot for long periods or does this happen everywhere you go? When we are staionary for long periods I get the granulars to spread on the ground. Make sure to get up under the unit. We also buy the cheapest boxed red pepper and spread around the tires and stabilizers and power,water and sewer cords along with Ortho Home Defense when staying short periods. In the long run Insects rule.haha
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Old 08-16-2012, 03:45 AM   #3
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Every time we set up we sprinkle Seven Dust on the utility cord and hoses, and around the coach. We also do around the picnik table and areas where chairs will be. It doesn't take much no problem so far . When the world comes to an end ants and roaches will be the last ones to go. We go to one park that has a fire ant problem if you get a site with a problem just call them thay come treat the area.
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Old 08-16-2012, 05:23 AM   #4
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Uncle Albert's Ant Bait or Terro Liquid Ant Traps. It's a clear liquid that the ants eat, take back to the nest and kill the queen. Only takes a few drops or one trap. Al's came in a syringe and when it was gone, I refilled it with the Terro and use sparingly.
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Terror has worked well for me every time
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Old 08-16-2012, 07:50 AM   #6
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The ants in those areas where the current drought is occurring are seeking any moisture and food they can find and take advantage of the food wagon we supply.
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We have used Comet and sprinkle liberally around tires, jacks, power pedistol, and water faucet. Anything that touches the ground is a highway into your unit.

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You can make a past with Borax powder and some sugar. Spread this on 2" x 2" squares of paper and set out. The littel buggers literally line up for a chance at the stuff. It kills then and no more ants.

there is a commerical product much like I just make...and much cheaper.

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Mine were climbing my sewer hose. I put the ant hotels in the wet bay took a couple days but no more ants.
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From an eco-friendly website:

Baby powder: Find ant nests and sprinkle baby powder over the nest and ‘scout’ ants that are looking for food. Baby powder does not necessarily kill ants, but they dislike it so much for one reason or another that they will leave and not return for quite a while. It can also be used as a preventative measure to keep ants out of your home. Best of all is that it isn’t toxic and thus safe to use around kids and animals.

Vinegar: Use plain white vinegar in a squirt bottle to get rid of unwanted ants by simply squirting it where needed and allowing it to dry. Try squirting it on the ground around the outsides of your home as a preventative measure and watch the ants disappear. Vinegar is non-toxic and the smell will evaporate as it dries.

Black pepper: A poison free, cheap, and safe way to get rid of ants - sprinkle the black pepper where you see them congregating and watch them scatter. Follow them to where the nest is and sprinkle the pepper at the entrance to keep them from coming back in.
Apple cider vinegar: This is a very useful product and can be applied to get rid of ants. Mix a cup of water with a cup of apple cider vinegar and pour into a spray bottle. Spray the targeted surfaces several times a day with this mixture. Ants guide themselves with their scent and will naturally avoid these areas.

Mint: Ants crawl away from mint. Fill a spray bottle with water and add 10 to 15 drops of mint peppermint oil. Spray it in front of door openings and cracks to prevent ants from entering your home.

Boiling water: If you are lucky enough to determine where the nests of the ant colonies on your property are, try poring boiling water in each ant opening.

Red chili powder: Make a red chili paste by adding a little bit of water. Find the area where the ants are coming from and put paste in and over the ant holes. The ants inside will die and the others will stay away for a while.

Cucumber peels: Apparently ants dislike the smell of cucumber and if you place it on strategic places in and outside your home, ants will stay away.

Soap water: Fill a spray bottle with highly concentrated soap water. When you see ants, just spray them and they’ll be dead on contact. Wipe up the carcasses with whatever they were trying to eat.

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Natural Ant Repellent:

- Pouring lemon juice around areas ants frequent is a great ant deterrent.

- Sprinkle cinnamon or place in cheesecloth bags in affected areas. Cinnamon was a very popular choice with quite a few readers reporting it being highly effective ant deterrant.

- Baking soda can deter ants, pour a solid line in areas of activity and they won't cross it.

- A ring of coffee grounds around sensitive plants can discourage ants.

- A puree blend of orange peel and water can be applied to an area to discourage ants from crossing.

- Ants hate vinegar, spray it around doorways and other areas they frequent to repel them. A small container of vinegar mixed with honey placed in affected areas appears to get rid of ants.

- A reader reported baby powder stopped ants dead in their tracks.

- Sprinkling a circle of ground garlic cloves or garlic extract around pet food bowls as a natural ant deterrent.

- Some people have found that cinnamon sprinkled across ant scent trails to be very effective.

- Citrus oil is a good ant deterrent, it can soaked into a piece of string and place around scent trails.


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A greener way to kill ants:

A mixture of 1/8 teaspoon of powdered borax and sugar or honey will attract and kill ants.
Worker ants take it back to the nest and pass it onto other ants, killing the colony.
While borax in small quantities is relatively harmless to larger animals, in big enough doses it can kill, so be cautious about placement and keep out of reach of pets and children.
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You can make a past with Borax powder and some sugar. Spread this on 2" x 2" squares of paper and set out. The littel buggers literally line up for a chance at the stuff. It kills then and no more ants.

there is a commerical product much like I just make...and much cheaper.

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2X I use a teaspoon of honey mixed with 2 teaspoons of borax powder and let them eat. All will be gone in a few days.
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I have found that smashing them with my thumb discourages them from coming around. Evidently, they don't like the scent of their dead buddies.
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