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Don't poison your trailer with a bomb. Spot treat and check often. Carpenter ants like wet and rotting wood so do check for any leak or damp/wet wood in the area then go outside and try to prevent them from getting in. I brought back a colony of tiny little red ants from Texas one time. I just spot treated and used Terro baits. Took a week to get them all gone but it worked.

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We picked up a colony of red ants down south. We used the ant bomb. We closed it for 3-4 days after removing all the food and bedding. The bomb and some traps cleared them out. Never saw anymore.


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Carpenter ants colonize in wood, hence the name.
Liquid Terro has worked effectively for every type of ant we've encountered.

I also seriously doubt these Ants took up residency to the degree of any damage in the span of 2 days.

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That is what I am thinking Kellem. I have the terro out and need to go check again later today. Toooo darn hot to go out until I need to.


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Last two times in my camper over the last few days I have seen no ant activity. A few more dead ones here and there but nothing moving. Those Terro ant baits clearly worked on mine as there were several dead ones around mine and I saw a few in the process of dying. One was even inside the bait feeder dead.

Thanks for everyone's help and advice. I feel the problem is fully resolved at this point.

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esox07 wrote:

Last two times in my camper over the last few days I have seen no ant activity. A few more dead ones here and there but nothing moving. Those Terro ant baits clearly worked on mine as there were several dead ones around mine and I saw a few in the process of dying. One was even inside the bait feeder dead.

Thanks for everyone's help and advice. I feel the problem is fully resolved at this point.


Thank you for letting us know the problem has been resolved.

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No problem. I am members of several forums a you see a lot of people jump in with a problem looking for advice, but never come back and let any one know if or how it was ever resolved.

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I put 5-10 drops of tea tree oil in a spray bottle and spritz my RV every day or so. They hate the scent and it keeps them out. Also making sure your food storage is sealed and pans are clean helps a ton. good luck!

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