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Old 06-16-2014, 07:58 PM   #1
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Darn mosquitos

Somehow mosquitos are getting inside my RV . All windows were closed, outside hatch doors closed. The only thing open were my ceiling vents, but there are screens there. At 5:30AM the trailer was full of mosquitos. Can't figure out how they are coming in.
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Old 06-16-2014, 09:20 PM   #2
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We had that happen to us last summer when we were camping in northern Manitoba. Looked everywhere and couldn't figure out the source.

But then I found it! They were coming in through the kitchen fan over the stovetop. They were able to sneak in through the little open flap on the exterior of the trailer and then into the exhaust canopy and then get out around the light cover and filter! The light cover was just full of them! So after that I would make sure that the outside cover/flap was shut in the evening when they got bad (daytime seemed fine).

That may be one place you haven't looked yet, so unless you want to leave that fan running all night, I would suggest you make sure the outside flap is closed.
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Old 06-16-2014, 11:41 PM   #3
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They may also be able to get into the trailer if you have a storage door open. On our trailer the front storage will let them into the bedroom drawers and a partly open drawer can become a freeway for them.
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Old 06-17-2014, 08:10 PM   #4
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please give an update once you figure it out!
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Old 06-17-2014, 08:37 PM   #5
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Not coming in the stove fan, vent door is closed tight.
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Old 06-20-2014, 01:47 AM   #6
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Did you have your AC running? Usually Mosquitos won't try to enter an air conditioned RV.
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Old 06-20-2014, 07:01 AM   #7
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I just spent a week in Northern Ontario, the mosquitoes are just about big enough that they could carry you away
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Old 06-20-2014, 07:37 AM   #8
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If anyone figures out a way to keep out the mosquitoes, maybe you can turn your attention to the Japanese Lady Bugs and Box Elder Beetles. Those two are truly ubiquitous!
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Did you check the outside exhaust grill for the refrigerator ? The vent holes are rather large and not screened from the backside .
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x2 on the Lady Bugs! We get flooded with them at certain times here in Georgia. They get all through our unit. Just unreal. I think they are coming in through the slides somehow and with three slides on our unit it is just terrible! Not had a problem with mosquitos so far. But I have spent a lot of time vacuuming them off The inside walls, roof, floor and etc. Yuck!
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