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Last updated on September 19th, 2009 at 01:11 pm
Black ants. Cabillions of them. We got ’em at an RV Park in California and took them on a tour of the southwest before my son in Lancaster, CA suggested we use Terro. The product comes in an orange/blue/white package. Little clear plastic pods of poison. Set the pods around your RV where you’ve seen ants.
Some of the ants just eat the poison and die right there but many take the liquid back to their nests to share quickly killing off the the whole nest.
Terro also comes as a powder in a dispenser bag for outdoor use around your rig or your yard or wherever ants may be. We got our Terro at WalMart… the liquid type in the pest control section of the grocery department and the bagged powder type in the garden department. It’s not a WalMart brand product so it is probably available in other stores. It worked for us.
Here’s some tips offered by members of the RVbasics Yahoo Group:
- A rage… an old sock works well… soaked with diesel, Raid or PineSol wrapped around power cable, water hose, TV cables etc will stop ants and other pests from entering your RV.
- PineSol in a spray bottle with about a 1:3 mix with water. It kills them dead and removes the scent trail they leave so others can follow them.
- Don’t forget to spray or apply powder around landing gear and leveling jacks.
- Tree branches and bushes that touch your RV as well as tall grass under your rig will also provide a bridge for pests.