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Old 09-30-2014, 08:20 PM   #1
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Bugs, flys and nats, what do you do...

I love camping but there are just a few things I hate and that's the nats, flies and bugs that get inside. What do you do that keeps these annoyances out? I have swatted a bunch of flies today and chased a bunch of nats with the shop vac... they drive me crazy!!!

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Old 09-30-2014, 08:31 PM   #2
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Just part of the adventure. We recently left northern NJ the last few days we had been plagued by STINK BUGS. We are still catching them, at least twenty today, and showing them the door. I do prefer them to Love bugs.
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What do you do that keeps these annoyances out?

Locate in the low desert of the southwest to eliminate the bugs for half a year.
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What do you do that keeps these annoyances out?

Locate in the low desert of the southwest to eliminate the bugs for half a year.
Interesting comment gruelens, we live in the desert of the saw and we have tons of bugs. At the moment we have a horrible grasshopper problem along with the normal bugs. We happen to be right now in the desert of southern NM.
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Old 09-30-2014, 10:07 PM   #5
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No bug/fly/nat has ever survived longer than a minute in our coach.

My wife goes berserk when one enters and drops EVERYTHING until the intruder is history. She uses a fly swatter that is kept handy at all times.

I have found that LED lights do NOT attract bugs so you may want to convert to LEDS where possible.
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Bugs, flys and nats, what do you do...

Because I am a full time RVier I have to live as comfortably as possible. I use an electronic pest repeller. (See picture below) I had horrible bug problems for about three months until I went on the ultimate man hunt to get rid of these pesky critters once and for all. I bought the pest repeller, plugged it in and I haven't seen so much as one bug in my RV since. About $10 to $20 bucks at the hardware store and their well worth it. Also keep your windows, door and storage compartments shut, use your AC. Especially at night when the bugs are attracted to the lights in your RV.
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We were inundated with those darn Gnats in Northern Georgia this past spring. I researched online and found a way to kill them overnight as we slept! You know those fly strips, the gooey ones you pull out of a small tube, well go to Walmart and buy some of them BUT... You will also need some "Apple Cider Vinegar". Cut the bottom of a water bottle about 1" up and pour some apple cider vinegar into it. Now hang the pulled out fly strip just above the small tray of vinegar and in the morning (or all day long) you'll be catching those PITA critters by the dozens!! I should have taken a picture of the fly strip we put up in our MH, there was standing room only on that fly strip everyday! I thought we would have to "start taking reservations" . hehe GOOD LUCK. Make sure you get them all... We might be camping there soon!
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Right on Tom D. That apple cider mix is a true bug attracter.

Has anybody experienced the black flies along the Colorado River in the spring? We used to wear respirators to keep from inhaling them. So, the southwest is not a clear zone for bugs.
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I lived in Arizona for 3 and 1/2 years during all four seasons right by the Colorado and virgin rivers. Only saw black flies a few times. But not enough to be of any real concern. The tiny little critters can leave a horrible sting when they bite though, so bug repellent is a must.


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Thank you so much for the helpful information. It will be put to use and soon!
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Try 5 pennies in water in a ziplock bag.

Hang or set it somewhere.

We think it worked for several days this summer. But have never tried it where there are lots of flies.

Could be an old wives myth.

http://www.tnfarmbureau.org/content/...ake-flies-flee
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