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Old 08-10-2012, 09:49 PM   #1
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Little black ants

Has anyone had trouble with those little black ants. Please advise on what to do to get rid of them.
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Old 08-10-2012, 10:17 PM   #2
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NooooOO NO! LOL... this kid don't do little/BIG black/red ants of any kind! (Ya gotta love traumatic childhood experiences!)



When we unhitch, (especially me) we pay particular attention to the ant traffic anywhere that ultimately connects to our tt. We try to connect our elec/satellite/water so that the cords/hose don't come in touch with the ground. If we see we are parked on an ant hill, then we adjust the position of our tt away from that point or just bail on that site and go to another if one is available.

May not be the best method.... but no matter, if needed (sorry Green folks out there) we usually "hit" that contact on the ground with Raid (around the landing gear, tongue pole, tires -being careful not to get the Raid on the tires-) or "dab" a little on the cable/cord just before it enters the tt if we see them encroaching those areas.
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Old 08-11-2012, 06:52 AM   #3
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If you are hooked up to a sewer, keep your gray valves closed until you need to dump as well as your black. Ants can come up from the sewer. Don't ask me how I figured that out.

I too spray around everything that touches the ground and then comes into my trailer.
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Thanks for the advise,
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Old 08-11-2012, 12:55 PM   #5
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I sprinkle ant granules around all the tires, jacks and cords coming out of our 5th wheel every time we set up. I found out years ago to not let ants get nested in your tt cause they are a pain to evict.
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We're in south Texas for the summer-lots of fire ants and sugar ants. We had sugar ants come in for a visit-found a product named Terro-you spread a small amount on a piece of cardboard and lay on counter where the ants are--in 2 days all gone. Haven't seen any in 2 months. It also comes in a spray for outdoor use.
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We're in south Texas for the summer-lots of fire ants and sugar ants. We had sugar ants come in for a visit-found a product named Terro-you spread a small amount on a piece of cardboard and lay on counter where the ants are--in 2 days all gone. Haven't seen any in 2 months. It also comes in a spray for outdoor use.
Where did you find the Terro?
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Where did you find the Terro?
I just googled it... Supposedly they have it at Walmart. Sometimes the ants come visit our s/b. I think I'm going to check this stuff out.
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I have heard that SEVEN DUST does pretty great for this as well... Sprinkle around the tires and jacks that touch the ground...

We always run into the real little sand ants when we visit LAKEWOOD at Myrtle Beach. After we leave there we usually go to the Smoky Mtn near Gatlinburg. No telling how many ants we have transferred from SC to TN over the years... Momabear gets her beach camping and i get my mtn streams camping...
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Found it first at an Ace Hardware store but have seen it at WalMart and Lowes.
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