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Old 06-07-2006, 04:03 AM   #1
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We have tiny ants..Yuk! They seem to be coming from areas under washer/dryer,refrigerator,and furnace area..We are close to wooded area and orchard...We would prefer not to use insecticide inside motorhome...Any suggestions...
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Old 06-07-2006, 04:03 AM   #2
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We have tiny ants..Yuk! They seem to be coming from areas under washer/dryer,refrigerator,and furnace area..We are close to wooded area and orchard...We would prefer not to use insecticide inside motorhome...Any suggestions...
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I would use a spray around tires and power cord. Those little guys like to climb in using above items as ladders. You might also try the "ant buttons" under washer etc.
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Old 06-07-2006, 05:43 AM   #4
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Mix Borax soap with sugar water (syrup) and put drops of the solution outside the MH in access area's around the MH. After a few days, apply the solution further away from the MH to draw the critters away from your MH.

Vacumn up the ants inside the MH and vacumn a pinch of the Borax powder into the vacumn bag.
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Sprinkle baking soda around your affected areas.
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we sprinkle straight borax around the foot pads and tires, no spiders or ants or wasps.
plus its environmentally friendly its all natural and will slowly dissolve
the other good thing its cheap 90 cents for 3 lb box
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Old 06-07-2006, 06:31 PM   #7
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Thanks for all the suggestions for getting rid of the ants....We have six ant traps down and have vacuumed the tiny critters many times today...Also sprayed outdoors around tires,cords and jack pads...We will also get Borax ASAP....Many thanks.....Marg and Paul
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Borax is very poisonous to animals and children. Be very careful with that stuff.
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Old 07-14-2006, 08:14 AM   #9
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We had ants in our Newmar when we bought it last November in Florida. Sandy (the Wife) put down a lot of Salt. Within 3 or 4 days. No more ants. Cheap way to rid them and no harm to anyone or anything else.
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Here in TX we are plagued by fireants. One way is to sprinkle the mounds with grits. They eat the grits, or carry them down into the mounds to get eaten and it kills them.
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WOW, A new use for grits

After you get rid of the ants in your camper, always carry borax or "bug killer" and look for ant hills on your site when you camp. Some insecticide granules have to be activated with water but they last about 30 days. I always have some in the camper. One infestation with ants was enough.

p.s. I also found an odorless, pet and child friendly bug spray at the hardware store for inside the rig. I spray inside the cabinets and around the baseboards etc. Plus each 3 months replace the ant traps.

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Tero. All you need to know when it comes to ant. It works. Period. You can get it at home improvemnt big boxes.
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Sprinkle cleanser around the tires and pads touching the round and on the power wire and hose. Spray the ants inside the unit with Windex. Windex kills them right away. I guess they can't stand the alcohol.
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I found that most of the ants that get in my trailer come up the power cord. I just tie an old rag or wash cloth around the power cord where it enters, and spray it liberally with ant killer.
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