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Old 07-01-2012, 08:03 AM   #1
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We have a 2012 Sunset Trail Reserve, the other day I noticed there were black ants getting in it some how. Any idea how I can stop this?
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Knock on wood I have not seen anything yet, mine has been stored for a month now, taking her out next week for a month. I use the "Home Defense" all around the outside and then I lay a track of it down all along the inside also. It has always worked for me at my home so I'm hoping it will work with the trailer also.

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Knock on wood I have not seen anything yet, mine has been stored for a month now, taking her out next week for a month. I use the "Home Defense" all around the outside and then I lay a track of it down all along the inside also. It has always worked for me at my home so I'm hoping it will work with the trailer also.

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x2. They will often climb up anything that touches the ground. I spray around the camper at every campsite and at the storage lot paying special attention to the wheels, stab jacks and tongue. I use the raid version but either will work. I also spray around my patio mat and picnic table. I have survived some pretty ant infested campsites so far..... knock on wood.
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Old 07-01-2012, 09:33 AM   #4
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I heard a ring of comet cleanser will deter ants as well, bought a container, haven't tried it yet.
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baby powder works good too. If I see lots of ants I circle the tires and anything touches the ground. So far so good.



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x3 on Home Defense. Use inside and around outside perimeter.
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Don't forget to treat the water, sewer and especially the shore power cords/hoses. Ants seem to love these 'superhighways'.
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boric acid (a white powder) around everything that touches the ground
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boric acid (a white powder) around everything that touches the ground

Where would I find boric acid?
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Enoz roach away at Walmart is a boric acid solution.
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You can make call to the pest control, and there are been many pest control medicine in the market now days.



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Old 07-03-2012, 01:37 AM   #12
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Boric acid is over the counter at most drug store/departments.
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Boric acid is over the counter at most drug store/departments.
If boric acid will do the job----in my opinion that's the way to. No nasty chemicals.
Just remember when you use any pest aside, if it will kill bugs, it sure isn't doing you any good.
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Vasoline on the power cord works well. They won't cross it. It is a little messy though.

Several years ago, we had an infestation of tiny ants. We used Terro. It's a liquid which you put on little pieces of cardboard. They love the stuff and take it back to the nest and kills them. Within a few days we never saw another ant. We still have the same bottle and use it at home on occasion. Lasts a long time.

Another old recipe is borax powder and cocoa powder.
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Try TERRO ant killer, you can get it at Home Depot.
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