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Old 09-08-2022, 09:51 AM   #1
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Wintering insects

Last month, in S.Carolina, I walked through a nest of a spider whose prey includes small birds. Click image for larger version

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Do people routinely defog/bomb their coaches before winterizing?
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You didn't bring us here in SC any hammerhead worms, did you?
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Never fogged prior to storage but would if I had an insect infiltration problem. I have fogged my after storage when I have discovered insect infiltration followed by a thorough vacuuming and cleaning.
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Pot snakes like to go north in the fall. But don't worry, they seldom grow more than a couple inches.
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You didn't bring us here in SC any hammerhead worms, did you?


I am not familiar those worms so maybe I did unknowingly.
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Pot snakes like to go north in the fall. But don't worry, they seldom grow more than a couple inches.


I don’t know what a pot snake is but I hate snakes so…
Btw, The Juno spider (see above photo) is an invasive species from Asia which is growing in the SC/Alabama areas. Their web will jerk your head back when you break through it.
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I am not familiar those worms so maybe I did unknowingly.
Did you take any spotted lanternflies back with you to the PNW? You probably have the stink-bugs.
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Never fogged before storage. For spiders that are inside your rig, they aren't going to have a whole lot to eat and will probably die when the weather gets cold. I usually find a few dead bugs in the spring.

I wouldn't recommend a fogging unless you have an infestation. Treating proactively won't gain you anything. If you do store your rig in a buggy place you can spray any suspected entry points with a residual pesticide like Ortho Home Defense. Please read the label before applying.
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If you live in a cold enough place, and its stored in the cold, probably nothing will be alive in there come the cold of winter.
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Did you take any spotted lanternflies back with you to the PNW? You probably have the stink-bugs.


OMG! The Stink Bugs are taking over. I knock 3-4 off my rig when ever I visit it and I find them in and around my home all the time. They too are an invasive species from Asia, having arrived in the PNW half dozen years ago.Click image for larger version

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