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Old 08-08-2017, 01:25 PM   #1
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The ants are marching

I got ant issues, i never saw an ant inside all this time until i sprayed them outside. I guess that made them mad so now they are inside. They found my cookie jar and got inside. Found them in the morning there were tons of them inside there. I put a paper towel over them and drowned them all.

I have sprayed for two days now yet they are still coming, so i called a local pest control. He said they are probably pavement ants and they are hard to get rid of. He will spray the outside and inside on thursday to see what he can do about them. He says he does alot of RV's around here. I will keep you posted on the outcome.
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We recently got a lot of small ants both in my rig, which is parked next to the house, as well as within the house. I sprayed within and under the RV and got some ant motels and I think that has worked. As for the house we have a cat so we have to be careful about how we treat for ants. We're hoping that by keeping all food covered or in the fridge, that they will go away eventually.
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Get Terro Liquid ant baits from Home Depot. Those do the trick 100% of the time. I use them every time I get ants in my house and they work
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I find myself thinking when I login, what is Dave up to today. Keep the posts coming Dave. Entertaining and good topics. You should start your own blog.
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Here in east Texas they can get bad this time of year, we use Bifen 1/3 of an ounce per gallon in a Hudson sprayer and hitting anything that touches the ground and then a perimeter spray around our rig also around the trees,(I do this about once a week or after a heavy rain) and on the inside anything citrus based (we use lemon pledge) , this combo has worked well for us.
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Well i put a bottle of vinegar in the middle of the floor, stood next to it, and swore like a sailor. They are still here lmao...

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Here in east Texas they can get bad this time of year, we use Bifen 1/3 of an ounce per gallon in a Hudson sprayer and hitting anything that touches the ground and then a perimeter spray around our rig also around the trees,(I do this about once a week or after a heavy rain) and on the inside anything citrus based (we use lemon pledge) , this combo has worked well for us.
Where are you maybe i can borrow your sprayer for a few hours The pest guy in alba texas said that there are alot of dif species of ants here and he will tell me what i have here on thursday. I been using some black flag stuff, it kills them instantly when i spray them with it, but if they walk through it, it does not seem to bother them.

Im so tired over ants on everything i touch, so the $80 is worth it, ill even give up sat tv for a month or so to get rid of them.
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Here in Idaho we sprinkle Comet over the water hose, power cable and sewer line. We put the comet where the lines touch the ground and not just a little (cover the lines). This keeps the ants from coming in on these lines. I have also seen RV's with jacks spread comet around the jacks on the ground and the front stand. Seems to work well and easy to find.
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Anything with an exoskeleton-ants, cockroaches, etc. is vulnerable to boric acid. It is not poisonous or harmful to pets unless it's eaten by the spoonful, the powder gets into insects exoskeleton or they eat it, and kills them.
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When we stayed in Florida last Winter we were overrun by tiny ants. They fell off the live oaks and came in through gaps in the roof and sidewalls. The park experts recommended Hot Shot Ant and Roach (and Germ) Killer, link here. Said it would not harm the paint, and it didn't. They added that spraying around the coach with Ortho Home Defense (link here) would reduce attacks from the ground, up the tires, the electrical cord and the outside of the sewer hose. Could not tell about it's effectiveness, but between the two the ants disappeared. Inside the coach we used Orange Guard (link here), supposedly safe for pets, as we have a cat.
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Thanks so much, ill try what i can find at wallmart tomorrow. I had to cancel the bug guy, the money that my folks let me borrow went fast, faster than i thought it would and so ill have to figure this out myself.



For tonight i left a small piece of cookie stuck to some duct tape... maybe lets see if i can catch some that way, when they go for the cookie their little feet get stuck. I know it keeps cats off the counter, they hate it...
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