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Lwiddis

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Posted: 08/10/19 01:21pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The most recent Winnebago Go Mail (email) “newsletter” advocates the following:

“4. Bug Spray Around Perimeter of RV - Exterior insect killer sprayed around the perimeter of your RV is a great line of defense. Diatomaceous earth is another great insect repellant, and is actually a natural, non-toxic bug repellent alternative if pets or kids will be around the RV! Remember to reapply these products after it rains, as they’ll get washed away.”

I’d hate to be the eleventh camper in a site after the last ten sprayed insecticide around their RV with the blessing of Winnebago. What about my kid and my pets? And where does Winnebago think the insecticide goes when it’s “washed away?

Very irresponsible advice.

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Hanny Penny, the sky is falling. Perhaps in CA it is.
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Most lawn type Insecticides are pet friendly but I use DE (Diatomaceous earth) it has made a lot of difference in my creepy crawly population.

10 pounds of food grade goes a LONG LONG way


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The ants go marching one by one, hurrah, hurrah
The ants go marching one by one, hurrah, hurrah
The ants go marching one by one,
The little one stops to suck his thumb
And they all go marching down to the ground
To get out of the rain, BOOM! BOOM! BOOM!

The ants go marching two by two, hurrah, hurrah
The ants go marching two by two, hurrah, hurrah
The ants go marching two by two,
The little one stops to tie his shoe
And they all go marching down to the ground
To get out of the rain, BOOM! BOOM! BOOM! ....

Lets the ants invade! Save the environment! Who needs a solid floor in their campers anyway, or a roof that is not eat up by carpenter ants, or your favorite cereal box filled with black crawling things. Nay! Let them in and eat up your $35,000 camper! Common' ants ... FREE LUNCH!

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Two funny comments. Thanks Bumpy and Dutchman!

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Huh... been camping for several decades, have never sprayed toxins around my campsite, but somehow never had a problem with bugs invading... go figure...

This sounds like something I'd see on a Facebook camping page full of noobs.


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folks here who advocate dumping grey water at the campsite are of more concern to me.
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Anybody know Winnebago's position on nuclear power?


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There is a lot of overuse of pesticides but, it is overused a lot more in the Agriculture Industry then what it is by campers or homeowners.

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Lwiddis wrote:

The most recent Winnebago Go Mail (email) “newsletter” advocates the following:

“4. Bug Spray Around Perimeter of RV - Exterior insect killer sprayed around the perimeter of your RV is a great line of defense. Diatomaceous earth is another great insect repellant, and is actually a natural, non-toxic bug repellent alternative if pets or kids will be around the RV! Remember to reapply these products after it rains, as they’ll get washed away.”

I’d hate to be the eleventh camper in a site after the last ten sprayed insecticide around their RV with the blessing of Winnebago. What about my kid and my pets? And where does Winnebago think the insecticide goes when it’s “washed away?

Very irresponsible advice.


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Diatomaceous Earth is the remains of billions of Diatoms that lived in the seas many years ago, died, built up layers and layers, and then eventually were turned in to rock. This rock is mined, ground up or pulverized, and then can be used as an insect repellent. It is actually like very fine sea shells ground up into a talcum like powder. It is not irresponsible to use and does no harm to us or anything else other than the bugs.[emoticon]
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