Traveling across the country in an RV can be a lot of fun. When staying in an RV, many people choose to rest at campgrounds at night. When camping at a campground, you want to be sure that you keep bugs out of the camper as much as possible. The following guide walks you through a few tips for keeping pesky ants out of your RV.
Create a Lime Juice Deterrent
Ants follow a scent trail when traveling into your RV. The trail allows the ants to create a path for one another to easily follow so that they know how to get into your RV and then how to get back to their anthill quickly. Fill a container with paper towels and add half a cup of water and half a cup of lime juice to the container. Allow the paper towels to soak up the solution. When you see an ant in the RV, wipe down the edges of the windows and doors with the solution to remove the scent trail so other ants can't follow.
Spread Coffee Grounds
When you park your RV in the campgrounds, sprinkle the coffee grounds that you used for your morning pot of coffee on the ground under your RV. Ants do not like the scent the coffee grounds create and will stay away from your RV as long as the grounds are in place.
Hit the Ant Hills Directly
If you notice that there is an anthill located directly next to your RV, you can easily keep ants from coming out of the hill by making the area around the hill unappealing to them. Mix a tablespoon of liquid hand washing soap with a cup of warm water in a spray bottle. Spray the area around the anthill with the solution and the scent will be so overwhelming to the ants that they will not even come out of the entrance to their hill. The ants will instead create a new entryway far away from the location where you sprayed the solution.
Before starting your trip, it is best to have a pest control company like Desert Pest Control send a technician to your home to fumigate your RV. They will be able to inspect the RV to ensure that no pests have taken up residence in the RV and that any egg sacks are destroyed and removed from the camper before you take off on your trip.