Journey with Confidence RV GPS App RV Trip Planner RV LIFE Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Take a Speed Test Free 7 Day Trial ×
RV Trip Planning Discussions

Go Back   iRV2 Forums > COMMUNITY FORUMS > General Discussion
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 08-16-2022, 11:25 AM   #1
Senior Member
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 199

How to rid my RV of spiders? I kill a couple every week. I s there a spray bomb like for flea infestations. Has anyone had stink bugs invading your RV when fall comes? I know this sounds nasty but we try real hard to keep everything clean. HELP
fayjim2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free! RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 08-16-2022, 12:04 PM   #2
Senior Member
jimcumminsw's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Oswego IL
Posts: 2,302
By the Ortho Home Defense Bug Spray. This works for me and other long term RVER's in the resort where we stay at.
Jim & Jill
Sold: 2010 318SAB Cougar:New: 2016 Cedar Creek 34RL. 2008 Dodge 6.7LCummins the original 6.7L engine, w/68RFE Auto
jimcumminsw is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-16-2022, 02:03 PM   #3
Senior Member
astrnmrtom's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Pacific Northwest and Arizona
Posts: 1,994
It's tough during certain times of the season. You can use a fogger but read the label carefully and take note about any square footage limitations. Make sure there's no pilots lights running and that your furnace and hot water heater are off. Follow instructions.

You can also get spider traps. Spiders often hunt at night and will come across the traps and get stuck. People will be surprised how many little creepy crawlies live in their dwellings after having some sticky traps around for a while.

Note, that baby spiders can fit through very tiny hole and cracks so if you have a high population outside, there will be more looking around for a new home. You may not notice them when they are tiny, but they grow up.

You certainly can use something like Home Defense, it's good stuff. The trick is knowing where to apply it and even then you can bring a little friend in from outside and not know it. Keep at it, you certainly don't want a spider having babies in your rig.

Happy hunting.
Tom and Pris M. along with Buddy the 18 year old Siamese cat
1998 Safari Serengeti 3706, 300HP Cat 3126 Allison 3060, 900 watts of Solar.
Dragging four telescopes around the US in search of dark skies.
astrnmrtom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-16-2022, 02:40 PM   #4
Moderator Emeritus
Gary RVRoamer's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: West Palm Beach, FL. USA
Posts: 26,775
Spider eat other insects, so they are really your friends (I know, still ugly & scary). But if you see a lot of them, the feeding must be good there. You might try closing up the RV and setting off a general bug bomb, killing off both the spiders and the other critters that attracted them there to get their free lunch.

Stink bugs are a real pain - we used to pick up hundreds of them camping near corn or grain fields in PA and Virginia when heading from Maine to our Florida home in the fall. I've found the Bengal brand spray (general or the roach killer) is effective on stink bugs. So are home made traps; Google stink bug trap to find DIY videos. If you get a lot inside, they will hide where they aren't seen and lay eggs. During the early spring, set off a bug bomb in the RV to kill off the emerging young stinkers.
Gary Brinck
Former owner of 2004 American Tradition and several other RVs
Home is West Palm Beach, FL
Gary RVRoamer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-16-2022, 06:38 PM   #5
Senior Member
Join Date: Oct 2016
Posts: 1,606
Originally Posted by jimcumminsw View Post
By the Ortho Home Defense Bug Spray. This works for me and other long term RVER's in the resort where we stay at.
THIS ^^^^ its colorless, odder free, won't stain and works. i use it around my home and RV one application is good for at least a year its inexpensive and comes with a squirt applicator.
Jay D.
Jay D. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-16-2022, 07:29 PM   #6
Community Administrator
Lt Dan's Avatar

Tiffin Owners Club
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: DFW, Texas
Posts: 19,612
The best I have found are the Raid Fumigators. They create a dry "smoke" that is non toxic once aired out, doesn't leave a residue and are very effective. One application of them cleared up our stink bug problem a few years ago.
2017 Phaeton 40IH XSH Maroon Coral - Power Glide Chassis with IFS
Previous '15 Tiffin Allegro RED 38QRA and '06 Itasca Sunrise 35A
'16 Jeep JKU Wrangler Sahara or '08 Honda Goldwing
Lt Dan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-16-2022, 10:09 PM   #7
Senior Member
Duster73's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2021
Posts: 489
Originally Posted by jimcumminsw View Post
By the Ortho Home Defense Bug Spray. This works for me and other long term RVER's in the resort where we stay at.
I am another one voting for this. Although I spray every 3 months and it gives me great results. I use it for home and RV. it doesn't stain so that's nice.
Duster73 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-2022, 11:18 PM   #8
Senior Member
Misjudg's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2021
Location: Bay area Northern Cali
Posts: 191
Blog Entries: 22
I'm not a big fan of spiders. I try not to hate them because they are beneficial in a lot of ways but man about 3 weeks ago I had at my my cheek hurt my back was itching and my shoulders itching and I had developed these three huge bites huge on my middle of my back on my shoulder and on my cheek and my cheek took forever to heal and I know they were spider bites and I don't know what the heck cuz I haven't seen any spiders in my RV I'm like what in the hell so I just washed everything and I didn't spray because I have pets but I sure have my eyes peeled now I don't have stink bugs or anything else like that but I did get bit by spiders that's for sure. Damn little shits
2003 Hurricane Triton V-10
32 ft.
Misjudg is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Who likes spiders? John USA Just Conversation 14 09-18-2015 05:56 PM
Spiders dennismhamm Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 2 07-03-2015 05:08 PM
Spiders sequoyausa Travel Trailer Discussion 6 07-19-2014 11:46 PM
Spiders BuckHardy151 Pop Up, Tent Trailer and Teardrop Topics 5 09-20-2011 08:51 PM
Spiders GSGracie General Discussion 11 12-04-2010 01:52 AM

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:33 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2023, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.