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Old 01-24-2013, 10:38 PM   #31
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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!
Make sure to wipe it off with paper towel before storing to keep vaseline out of your storage space. Use rubber gloves when applying, makes cleaning your hands easier.
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Old 01-26-2013, 08:36 AM   #32
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Wasting away working on a Family Nurse Practitioner degree. Hardly have time to eat, much less post. Good to hear from ya. Maybe some freedom say around May 2014.
Wow. Good for you. So May-14 is the light at the end of the tunnel? You'll need to celebrate with a trip to the FORT.

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Old 01-27-2013, 11:28 PM   #33
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Wow. Good for you. So May-14 is the light at the end of the tunnel? You'll need to celebrate with a trip to the FORT.

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I have every intention. My first visit was too hurried. Wanna sit and enjoy it more this time. Maybe get with ya and meet up down there. Take care
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Old 02-01-2013, 05:18 PM   #34
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All this talk of ants is making me so... itchy!! Yuck!!
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Old 02-01-2013, 06:41 PM   #35
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Ants

We also were at the fort in January.Did not carry any firewood either. We were staying in the 800 loop. While there we noticed the site next to us was being sprayed a couple of times during that week. All the trees around that RV were also being sprayed! Then we started to see ants in our RV! We were on a outside loop anyway when we got to our next stop, also in Fl we discovered MORE Ants! We have never had ants before! Had to buy spray which finally took care of the matter, WE HOPE!
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Old 02-01-2013, 07:03 PM   #36
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We also were there in Jan. We stayed on a outside loop in the 800 loop area.
Very nice. While there we noticed the site next to us was being sprayed a couple of times during that week.We also started to see ants..Bought some spray and it seemed to work...Arrived at our next stop ,also in Florida, and saw more ants! We have never had this problem at the fort before..What is going on..Why spray someplaces and not that loop or at least people next to that area?This is suppose to be a premium loop! No firewood was brought with us..Have sprayed a few more times and have not seen any more ants yet! Hopefully the problem is sloved
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Old 02-03-2013, 08:29 AM   #37
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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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Sevin powder is really good. We use it in our garden because ants like to eat our fruits and veggies.

Ants can be nasty and my inlaws just had their floor replaced in their pop up for a second time
(To the tune of 1800.00 each time) because of carpenter ants tunneling through the floors. They do a lot of damage, much more than I ever realized they would do.

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Old 02-03-2013, 05:22 PM   #38
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All this talk of ants is making me so... itchy!! Yuck!!


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Old 02-05-2013, 10:54 AM   #39
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Maybe all the Sand

When we were down a few years back, they were putting sand around all the campsites. Not a shovels but dumptrucks loads - 12/2010.

I take the sand was to smuther and keep vegitation down. I wonder if they have built a HUGE ant campground from all the sand they put down??

Do we have any Myrmecologist out there (AKA people who study ants?)

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Old 02-05-2013, 08:16 PM   #40
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Myrmecologist
wut?

Oh sure, now we know who has the high IQ on the board.



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Old 02-06-2013, 10:11 AM   #41
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I hate ants! We got them last year at lakewood, myrtle beach. We had to spray, clean, spray! When we got home, clean out everything, spray again. My husband ususally sprays wheels and openings etc., before they start but it didn't help last year.
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Old 02-09-2013, 06:24 AM   #42
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We left Loop 700 yesterday and I found an ant on the dashboard as we were leaving so I was not shocked (only grossed out) to find ants in the kitchen this morning. YUCK ... and we are stranded in Tampa without a car so I'm not sure how we will treat them ...

So if you are headed to FW, take some ant killer stuff with you!
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Old 02-09-2013, 07:18 AM   #43
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Also to get rid of ants permanently you need bait. Spray only kills the ants you see. They take the bait back to their nest and it kills all of them off. The best brand to use is Terro.

http://www.victorpest.com/store/terr...t-control/t300

Around my house, I sprinkle instant grits near ant beds. Never on it, just around it. They will take the grits back inside the ant bed. Once the ants eat it, it swells up, killing the ants. Plus, I don't have to worry about the kids or dogs coming in contact with commercial ant killing products that may be unhealthy for them.
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Old 02-09-2013, 08:24 AM   #44
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Around my house, I sprinkle instant grits near ant beds. Never on it, just around it. They will take the grits back inside the ant bed. Once the ants eat it, it swells up, killing the ants. Plus, I don't have to worry about the kids or dogs coming in contact with commercial ant killing products that may be unhealthy for them.
The fewer chemicals the better.
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Snopes.com claims scientific study that says Grits do not kill ants.
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