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Old 06-01-2015, 09:40 PM   #1
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Ants, again and again.

I've tried everything to get rid of ants while my TT is parked at home for years. Every time we use it and I put it in it's usual place, ants will crawl up the tongue jack or other places and invade the storage compartment. Eventually they end up inside, on the floor, cabinets, and counter tops. I can spray some good insect killer outside around the tongue and they slow down for a few hours. Next day they're back. They seem to follow the same track on the tongue. Help! Thanks.
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Old 06-01-2015, 09:52 PM   #2
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Are they fire ants or the tiny sugar ants?
Have you ever tried Terro ant bait traps?
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Old 06-01-2015, 09:56 PM   #3
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Are they fire ants or the tiny sugar ants?
Have you ever tried Terro ant bait traps?
X2 on the ant baits. They hadn't gotten in yet, but they were exploring the entire tongue when I deployed several feeding stations. That was 4 years ago. They never recovered.
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I've tried Terro and all the rest. They're small red ants. No fire ants. What kind of feeding station mike?
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You might be dealing with pharaoh ants. Your off the shelf baits will have a difficult time eliminating the colonies. I would recommend you seek the help of a professional.
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I've tried Terro and all the rest. They're small red ants. No fire ants. What kind of feeding station mike?
Raid brand outdoor. A plastic spike secured a circular ant specific bait station.
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Every time I read about the small ants always brings back bad memories from camping with our annual family get-to-gether at LAKEWOOD in Myrtle beach.

The small sand ants get in everywhere both trailer and truck.

Sometimes we stay in the VILLAs at LAKEWOOD and no ANT problems so there must be a fix. However when we leave in the truck they are all over it on the inside after going done the road a hundred miles or so.

When we leave we are usually heading for GSMP in TN before going back to Virginia and usually have to stop the truck along the way as the hot sun brings them them out of hiding. So here we are in a rest area moving things out of the truck killing ants...

Then when we get to the Smoky Mtns the same thing goes on for the trailer before we can go to bed that night.

NO TELLING how many ant colonies we have moved from Myrtle beach to the Smoky Mtns haha...

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Use Ortho Home Defense. I've used it for years around my home and my boat and camper. Works perfect!
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First do you have any pets to be concerned with?

Then I would do some web searching in regards to Borax, it does wonders, but you can kill your lawn if you over dose. Another option that I have not seen for sale for while is Diazinon (sp??) It is a great ant colony killer. My entire front hill at my old house was one huge ant hill, one or two application that first summer and the hill was under control.
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