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Posted: 08/26/11 06:39am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

RoyB wrote:

We always get run out by the little sand ants when camping in the Mytrle beach area. Even inside the truck. When we are heading back to Virginia after a weeks long camping trip there they ants all start coming out of the vents and all around the truck. I usually pull into the now emptied out "south of the Border" area and get after all the ants everywhere...

One trip we camped at Myrtle Beach for a week and went on to the Gatlingburg TN area after that for another week. When we got all setup in TN opened up the fridge and there was a good 20,000 ants in there. the mother lode I guess. Have no idea how all those little ants got into the closed fridge. I sprayed all around the tires, jacks, and hoses all the time and they still manage to get inside somehow...

I got to meet those awful ants in Florida, what a pain when they get inside.[emoticon]
I laid my awning hook up against the MH one day and within an hour it looked like a movie clip of Ants! There were hundreds of them marching up the rod and up the side of the MH and into the cab over area!

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When you pull in to park sprinkle the powder under your kitchen and bathroom sinks, around your tires, jacks, and most importantly around and on the water hose and electrical cord where it touches the ground. That's how they get in.


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Posted: 08/26/11 06:47am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

From 30 years of professional pest control in Florida:

Based upon your description, I would not "bomb". A little over the counter residual spray should be enough.

Many folks do use bug bombs but please be careful. Most contain petroleum distillates and can EXPLODE if over used, and there is a source on ignition. It has happened!

A TT is a very small space when compared to a house. These "bombs" are designed for the large spaces found in a regular home.

One more caveat: Also be careful of the use "boric acid". It is touted as safe, and when used properly, it is. BUT it affects children differently and as little as a tablespoon can KILL a 5 year old.


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Posted: 08/27/11 08:38am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Thanks for all your thoughts.

We are still debating weather we bomb or not. I assume if i bleed my gas and disconnect my battery i will have taken care of all ignition issues? We are not liking the comments of residue being left on surfaces form the bombing.

As mentioned earlier, with eggs in cardboard/glue/boxes,has anyone had the critters make the transfer to there real homes. This is are greatest fear.


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Posted: 08/27/11 09:01am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

If you use the Fumigating Fogger you shouldn’t have the oily residue like you get from the aerosol types… they are not a sprays…

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Posted: 08/27/11 02:27pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We have found that where the boxes and bags come from are a problem even in the houses. If it sets a while in a warehouse that has them and is then shipped to your store and you bring it home or store it in your RV it can become a problem.

Knowing that we have kept the bugs down by knowing we need to get rid of the boxes and bags fast. And tend to clean or wash things we buy. Also remember bed bugs are common in many of the countrys the clothes we buy are made. And some will end up in the clothes so also wash them before you wear or store them. A bit of understanding can save you trying to get rid of bugs. But one will make it from time to time.

We live in an area the roaches never were but are showing up more and more in homes and RVs. We do spray and use bomb if we see a couple.


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Posted: 08/27/11 02:44pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

JJBIRISH wrote:

I would use the Raid Fumigator Fumigating Fogger instead of the aerosol type…

They might cost more but I think they work better… other brands of the same type may also cost less…


This ^^^

There is nothing better than the Raid Fumigator IMO.

Years ago we bought a used microwave and saw a roach climb out after plugging it in. Come to find out, it must have had a nest. In about a week, we had them everywhere. I had no experience with bug infestations and just thought killing the one I saw was all I needed to do. WRONG. ANd never knew how fast they could multiply.

I had the exterminators come out. They came out regularly and they would get better than back again.

One of the guys with the pest control company who we knew pretty well, said 'let me give you a tip, buy some Raid Fumigators".

I bought one for every room in the house, and even put two under the house, and one in the attic. I wasn't leaving any space for them to go.

Set them off and went to the beach for the weekend. Came back, cleaned everything up, never had another roach since.

I swear by them. I had tried other brands of foggers, heck i tried evyerhing to include paying an exterminator. NOTHING worked but the Raid fumigator. GOod stuff! Don't waste your money on any other kind.

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