Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Ants, Ants and more Ants

We have been on the road for 2 months and haven't had any problems with bugs until yesterday. The ants moved in and brought all their family, friends and then some. We noticed a few ants near the entry door and attempted to sweep them out the door when we realized that there were thousands of them. We jumped in the truck and drove to Wal-Mart and loaded our buggy with ant spray.

When we got back to the fiver, we put the fur kids in the outdoor play pen and I went to war in the fiver. My weapon of choice was Ortho, Home Defense Bug Spray. It KILLS on contact.

After spraying inside, I went outside and drenched the area around the fiver with killing spray.

After about an hour, I went in and checked for any survivors. There were NONE. Looks like we won that battle and hope we don't have to deal with that again anytime soon.

We did another truck load of laundry yesterday too.  That is about as exciting as it gets around here for now. It's just too HOT to do anything much.

Travel Safe Dawn and Denise

14 comments:

  1. congrats on your victory with the ants...theres nothing worse than bugs in my books...I do the bug hunt nightly it has become a ritual just before bed...I can't sleep thinking there is something buzzing or crawling around...stay safe
    Elaine

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  2. Glad you got the ants -- hate the little buggers!

    I know what you mean about the heat. Would love to do something exciting, but it's just TOO hot. Instead hibernating inside, playing on the computer.

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  3. ant killer!!..eww..we had the same problem a few summers ago..they were on the sundeck and before we knew it they were on the kitchen counter..in the cupboards.and there were hundreds of them....eww..so gross!!!..we had to get the strata corporation to call in an exterminator!..

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  4. Oh yuck..I hate ants! We got those little red ants in Alabama once. Found out the water hydrant was right next to a huge ant hill and they were marching in a steady line up and into our camper...They were even in our refrig and cupboards...I almost lost my marbles ( more about that in another blog), but lots of spray and cleaning later, we finally won...I still itch just thinking about them!! It's hotter than He-- here too...Personally, I would much rather the cold than this humid heat!!

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  5. The ants were probably coming in to enjoy your AC! :) ♫ The ants go marching one by one, hurrah, hurrah...♫ ♪

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  6. Rver's one, bugs zero:) We have had two ant invasions since we started full time. Handled it the same way. Also now carry a bomb spray we picked up at a Tractor supply store that kills every bug in site and is suppose to be human and pet safe. Luckily we have not had to try it yet.

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  7. I have had great success with Comet ( bathroom cleanser) White powder, shake generous amounts around entry points. I read this in an RV magazine, thought it was crazy, but it worked. It also worked in our house! Ants would not cross the white line, so to speak.

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  8. If the Home Defense works as well in your rig as it did in ours, you won't have a problem for a good long while! I haven't done the inside since last year about this time when we, too, had ants come a'callin'. I routinely spray the outdoor perimeter of the rig. :)

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  9. Hope you have won the Battle of the Ants. We have to spray our lot in Florida, but haven't been invaded in the motorhome anywhere in our travels. Too bad it is so hot where you are...and everywhere else right now. Hopefully it will cool down soon.

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  10. We ended up with a zillion ants too. We thought we had gotten rid of them in California but discovered they had hidden from us until we arrived many miles down the road. One thing I read -- and who knows if it really works -- is to sprinkle Comet around the tires and on the hoses or anything that touches the ground. This is cheaper than spray and will prevent the ants from making their way into your home.

    We've done it but not sure if that was the reason we didn't get any. If you try it, let me know if it really works.

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  11. We've had ants in the motorhome a few times, and they are definitely annoying. But we never stay in one spot very long and they seem to disappear within a day or two of us moving to a different spot.

    www.travelwithkevinandruth.com

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  12. We use Terro Ant Bait to kill any ants we find around the camper. We use the spray inside the camper like you did.

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  13. Naturally their cycle. That's how they are.

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