Just thought I would pass along this little tip "..COMET and ANTS.."

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  1. landon6062

    landon6062 Active Member

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    Well I don't know about other places but "FIRE ANTS" in South Carolina are horrible, and something you would NOT want to share your camper with.

    The PO of our camper, who did a LOT of camping, did pass along this one tip for us..

    IF you keep comet around your "stabilizers and wheels" the ants WILL NOT climb into your camper..

    Certainly, will be one of my add supplies when I got camping.. especially if you are camping in the area of SC..

    :)
     
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    Fischymom Active Member

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    Thank You!! I will defiantly try this
     
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    rhythmdaddy New Member

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    Sorry to be a naysayer, but putting Comet on the ground is bad for all of us, including ants.
     
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    Agree - Comet is not very eco friendly. I have camped in areas with heavy fire ant populations. I agree - it sucks. I do carry a can of ant spray that bills itself as eco-friendly. If I have issues I will spray around the stabs and tires, but so far I have only had to do that once.
     
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    wow great advice ,and if dollar store sells comet it may be cheaper than a regular store too.
     
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    OH NO, they say not good to use cause bad for the eco . Guess we better find that eco friendly ant spray .
     
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    And it's not eco friendly why? Please tell?
     
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    Well, it contains bleach, so....
     
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    Bleach does not contaminate ground water because it does not survive sewage treatment - either in municipal sewage treatment plants or in septic systems. Thus, there are no harmful effects of bleach in the environment. When used for cleaning and disinfecting, bleach cannot form dioxins.
     
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    Good to know!
     
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    I think I read that Borax will deter ants also.
     
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    Not sure about fire ants, but cinnamon deters regular ants
     
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    Mix 6 drops of peppermint essential oil with 2 cups of food grade diatomaceous earth. Put in a baby powder container and sprinkle generously around stabs and tires.
     
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    We use Diatomaceous earth for ants, it was recommended by a forest ranger to use in lieu of Comet.
     
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    Orchid Sharp Shootin' Grandma

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    We live in Florida, with plenty of fire ants on our property. Never seen one in the camper, or any ant inside.

    Some little pin head sized ants like to climb all over the roof, but never seen any inside.
     

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