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Old 01-17-2013, 05:26 PM   #16
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bama_ed, What kind of bug powder do you use? I have seen sprays, never powders. Do you know the brand off hand?
I went down and looked in the camper. It is a green tube of Ortho "Ants B Gone" and i got it at either Home Depot Or WalMart. Another i have used is Sevin powder.

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Old 01-17-2013, 08:13 PM   #17
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Borax mixed with a little sugar is the best ant killer ever!
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That mix also works on roaches and probably a lot of other nuisance bugs. It can be put in a jar lid or other small container and placed in an out of the way location where bugs are likely to frequent.
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Old 01-18-2013, 08:24 AM   #19
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Borax mixed with a little sugar is the best ant killer ever!
I have heard this too, and tried it for my ant problem at home, but I didn't have a lot of luck. The ants were attracted to it, but they just kept coming. The Terro knocked them out in less than 24 hours!


Is there a specific ratio or borax to sugar you should use?

My husband doesn't like he idea of the bait "attracting" the ants, but I found it so effective, that I will use it anyway if I see them.
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Old 01-18-2013, 08:25 AM   #20
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I went down and looked in the camper. It is a green tube of Ortho "Ants B Gone" and i got it at either Home Depot Or WalMart. Another i have used is Sevin powder.

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Old 01-18-2013, 10:44 AM   #21
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I do about 70% borax to 30% sugar.
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Old 01-19-2013, 10:36 PM   #22
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We were there in December loop 1600, we too had a small run in with black ants. Was a first for us too.
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Old 01-20-2013, 08:31 PM   #23
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Glad to hear Disney was spraying...We're heading down in June on my Husband's first trip to the Fort, so hopefully the ants will be under control by then! I'm grateful for everyone's helpful advice! Thanks!
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Old 01-22-2013, 08:38 PM   #24
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Used this trick, never had ants. Vaseline, the ants won't cross it. Put it on stabilizers where they touch frame, front jack, on axles between tire and spring, around water hose, power cable, and sewage line. Make sure you leave no way around. Good thing about vaseline, it will not wash away if there is rain, powders do. You can clean it off when you get home with high pressure water, and it won't damage camper. Weird I know, but so far no ants.
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Old 01-23-2013, 06:31 PM   #25
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Used this trick, never had ants. Vaseline, the ants won't cross it. Put it on stabilizers where they touch frame, front jack, on axles between tire and spring, around water hose, power cable, and sewage line. Make sure you leave no way around. Good thing about vaseline, it will not wash away if there is rain, powders do. You can clean it off when you get home with high pressure water, and it won't damage camper. Weird I know, but so far no ants.
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Used this trick, never had ants. Vaseline, the ants won't cross it.
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Anyone try using lemons? Supposedly ants hate them and will stay away... Always looking for something healthier with little kids running around!
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Old 01-24-2013, 01:14 PM   #28
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Love the Vaseline idea. Was wondering what happens when it rains - any powder or spray would wash away!

I was also thinking about the electric and water cables and trying to find a good way to protect those. Was thinking of wrapping around some duct tape - sticky side up - after getting it started. Vaseline sounds much easier!
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Those buggers will sacrifice some of their own, on your sticky side up tape, and walk right over 'em like a bridge!

I've seen this when ants want to cross a body of water... unbelievable.
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