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Old 10-06-2014, 02:11 PM   #1
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Bugs and spiders!

Read a lot of posts about keeping mice out of TT with the famous peppermint oil in a cotton ball. I'll do that this winter, but what about spiders and other small friends looking for a warm winter home? Does peppermint oil keep them out also or are there other ways? I have already checked underneath for holes and stuffed with steel wool/caulking but the enclosed underbelly makes that troublesome.
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Old 10-06-2014, 02:44 PM   #2
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The area around your RV has much to do with what's going to get inside. I use pesticides around the trailer which is under a three sided metal building on 5/8 inch crushed stone bed that's several inches thick, which is also sprayed for weeds. Mice hate the rocks and bugs die before they get started inside.
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Old 10-06-2014, 10:39 PM   #3
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Use a cheap flea collar by drain plug of water heater and back side fridge for spiders and other bugs. I have done this for 2 years and works great. Use unscented dryer sheets near all doors and floor storage for other critters and no problems for 2 yrs.
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I load my camper with dryer sheets every where, under every cushion, every storage compartment has worked in my pu for years
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Old 10-07-2014, 07:02 AM   #5
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I use a general all purpose bug/insect spray on any part of the trailer that touches the ground. I spray the wheels, tong jack and power cord while in storage, and when we're camping, I also spray the stabilizer jacks, TV cable, sewer hose and water hose. So far, so good!
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Old 10-07-2014, 08:42 AM   #6
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I use a general all purpose bug/insect spray on any part of the trailer that touches the ground. I spray the wheels, tong jack and power cord while in storage, and when we're camping, I also spray the stabilizer jacks, TV cable, sewer hose and water hose. So far, so good!
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I even spray all through our campsite when I set up. A lot of parks have problems, especially with ants with all the food folks leave out. I keep a gallon jug of spray ready to go on each camping trip. At home in storage, everything is sprayed down. Never had a problem.
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Old 10-07-2014, 09:31 AM   #7
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So far done nothing about bugs. I don't mind the odd spider or two and the other bugs don't seem attracted to the trailer. All food is removed after every trip.

A bigger issue for us usually is the @#$%^& stink bugs getting in the house this time of year. One bounced off the light over the dining table and landed right on my wife's plate of spaghetti the other night.
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One bounced off the light over the dining table and landed right on my wife's plate of spaghetti the other night.
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If you want to kill and keep spiders out, use Demon WP. It will put an end to your spider and bug problem.
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If you want to kill and keep spiders out, use Demon WP. It will put an end to your spider and bug problem.
Haven't had a spider/bug problem yet but just trying to be proactive for this storage season. I like the spraying idea and also the flea collar. Think I'll try them both.
Have noticed a few spiders hanging out and don't want to invite them inside.
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