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Old 10-01-2013, 03:15 AM   #4117
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We did get to ponder ants. Not an invasion and no sign of where they're coming from. Terro and other assorted stuff is now a household word. It's like they have sent out scouts and the army is dug in somewhere waiting for word to attack.
The last time I stayed in a campground, the woman next door was sprinkling Comet cleanser around her tires and connections. When she saw the look on my face she explained that it kept the ants out of her coach. Anyone else heard of this?

I used Amdro in a broadcast spreader last winter to keep Florida fire ants away from my spot. It doesn't work fast, but I didn't get bit again during the last 4 months I was there. My first night they chewed my feet up! It's not wise to step in a fire ant mound wearing crocs.
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Old 10-01-2013, 03:24 AM   #4118
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If we toad a bigger PU, Barb's toad would almost fit in the back like a golf cart.
I've seen pics of a Smart Car that rested sideways on one of those really big trucks that some use to tow a 5th Wheel. They had ramps made so the car could drive up to the flat bed in front of where the 5er connects.
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Old 10-01-2013, 07:34 AM   #4119
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...... Comet cleanser around her tires and connections. When she saw the look on my face she explained that it kept the ants out of her coach. Anyone else heard of this? ....
Oh yes, never leave home without it. We learned the lesson at Summerville Lake in Texas. I also slathered Vaseline on the electric and water lines in a short section just before they entered the bus. Little ants got stuck and put the word out for the main attacking force to turn back.

The ants in that area were called Argentine Ants. About half the size of a Fire Ant. Once the Argentines get inside, you can get sticky fly paper stuff that lays down on window sills, under cabinets, hidden crawl-ways, etc. However, this may not turn out well with a curious monkey on board.
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Old 10-01-2013, 07:57 AM   #4120
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Ok, I'm worried! Since the inception of our Grand Curiosity there have been very few non curiosity post. So what's the worry? It's looking like we could have an implosion with all this site jockeying.

Welcome, Smithers, jump on end, we need some new world problems to solve. This group works for Bacon!
The Grand Curiosity Jockeying has taken over and filled my email. Had to bow out for a while.
Not to mention I am a bit preoccupied with finding out my Mom has cancer and been dealing with that. Flew home to be with her for a few days to find out what's what and what's to come. Lots of tests right now.
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The last time I stayed in a campground, the woman next door was sprinkling Comet cleanser around her tires and connections. When she saw the look on my face she explained that it kept the ants out of her coach. Anyone else heard of this?

I used Amdro in a broadcast spreader last winter to keep Florida fire ants away from my spot. It doesn't work fast, but I didn't get bit again during the last 4 months I was there. My first night they chewed my feet up! It's not wise to step in a fire ant mound wearing crocs.
Two other ant remedies.

Baking soda or Borax and Icing Sugar. They can't separate the two.

Cornmeal.
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Old 10-01-2013, 08:11 AM   #4122
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The Grand Curiosity Jockeying has taken over and filled my email. Had to bow out for a while.
Not to mention I am a bit preoccupied with finding out my Mom has cancer and been dealing with that. Flew home to be with her for a few days to find out what's what and what's to come. Lots of tests right now.
Sorry to here the news, the c word strikes fear in all. Hopefully it will be one that's caught early and fully treatable.
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Just pondering, will rope lights strung around coach keep ants out?
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Just pondering, will rope lights strung around coach keep ants out?
Uh, well not sure. However it may just be a better lighted path for them to operate 24/7. On top of that they might appreciate a heated walkway into the RV via the rope lights and electric cord. Then you could also get some of those sequentially flashing (chasing) variable color rope light strings ... which would drive the ants crazy.
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Dogpatch ... Good luck to your Mom, you, and family. It is a battle that none of us seek out, but all must strike quickly to get a cure started. Keep us updated.
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Dogpatch Barb and I are so sorry to hear this bad news about your mom. We know your pain because we both have had to deal with this stuff. I hope she has a strong support network around her because contrary to what a lot of people think, cancer is a community disease affecting not only the patient but the caregivers as well. Hang in there bud and we will pray for her and your entire family. MSG. Me if you ever need to just talk it out.... I'm a good listener and have counciled others many times. Also, from my experience, knowledge is power. Have her be very pro-active in her treatment. Research reduces some of the fear and helps. God bless her and your family!
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Les - the RVMdom sends up the universal Ommm Ommm Perfect Health Ommm to your mom. We are all here for you and your family on this journey. Keep in touch and let us know how things are going.
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Thanks all for the kind words. Mom is 82. Tough as nails.
So far we know it's an operable spot on her lung. Tests ongoing for heart stress to see if she can stand the surgery and Bone scan to see if it's anywhere else. If it has then we have to rethink what to do.

Sorry to rain on the grand curiosity, just something I'm dealing with.
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^^^ - Les - I'd almost bet there isn't a mutant that hasn't been visited or in someway touched by this - so we are all dealing with it right along with you. You are not traveling this one alone like a certain drive from Phoenix. I think you have it, but my ph # is coming your way.
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Hey Les, sorry to hear about Mom. You are in our thoughts.
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