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Old 09-05-2005, 09:09 AM   #1
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Have to leave for work in a few minutes but I hope tonight I'll find every method of ridding my Adventurer of tiny black ants ever discussed!!!! Help! We are in a very dry area and they are driving me nuts Will they go away when it cools down outside? So far the only thing that works at all are the dryer sheets .We even keep one inside the laptop when it's closed!

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Old 09-05-2005, 09:09 AM   #2
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Have to leave for work in a few minutes but I hope tonight I'll find every method of ridding my Adventurer of tiny black ants ever discussed!!!! Help! We are in a very dry area and they are driving me nuts Will they go away when it cools down outside? So far the only thing that works at all are the dryer sheets .We even keep one inside the laptop when it's closed!

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Old 09-05-2005, 02:25 PM   #3
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We use the dryer sheets and bay leaves, too, and have had few problems with bugs in the RV so far. But, we did have a trickle of tiny ants earlier this summer. I bought some bug spray that said it was good for several months. I put three spritzes on their trail. They all disappeared and none have returned - that was at least 3 months ago.

I've also been wondering about an electronic insect repeller that plugs into an outlet. Thought it might be good to use when we're not on the road, since we do keep the RV plugged in to run a dehumidifier and the batteries up to snuff. Anyone tried such a product?
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I was hit with these tiny ants in Florida last year, they traveled from the ground thru my MH to the dog's water and food dish. I will give you the best fix in the world. Pour BAKING SODA where you see them and they disappear. I am never without at least 2 boxes of this product on my rig. It is a safe product with many uses.
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......get some Zodiac Flea Bombs for your trailer....take food out and bomb the trailer over nite....all bugs are dead....I use if all the time for fleas-spiders-waterbugs-roaches-pill bugs.....shut off the water heater.....I even use it in the garage to kill whatever crawls around.....also the whole house.....kills dog fleas in 4 hours......geofkaye
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Old 11-10-2005, 08:18 PM   #6
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Have been full timing for 3 1/2 years and have ants from time to time. We got some stuff at Wal-Mart (other places have it) and you put it around where you see them, they eat it and go away. I will find it tomorrow and put it on here. It is in a tube like a hypadermic needle and you put a big drop of it down. They go away. Once we were in Mississippi and did not know we parked right on a hill of them. I thought we would never get rid of them but this stuff worked. Have had them twice since and within a day they are gone. It is a problem in certain areas and we are never where it freezes.
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Old 11-20-2005, 12:19 PM   #7
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Try TERRO. You use a drop on cardboard and place it around the rv; basement, under counters, be sure to place some where you see their tracks. It will rid you of the little black ants and sugar ants.
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Old 11-22-2005, 02:32 PM   #8
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Seconfd the motion on Terro.

IT WORKS.

PERIOD.
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Old 11-22-2005, 11:13 PM   #9
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Thanks for all the ideas. Tried the dryer sheets - worked in some places but not others makes the rig smell fresher too so double duty. The Terro does work well. But cold nights seem to have gotten rid of them for the winter -I hope!
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My mom always gets those large ants in her home and I had excellent results using Terro like the others had suggested. Using it one time she never saw another one so I highly recommend it.
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