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Post  Darcamper on Wed May 26, 2010 7:10 pm

Has anyone brought bug spray with them when camping. The reason I ask is that when we were camping in Jellico, we saw a lady spray bug spray all around their camp site before parking. Another couple also saw this and asked what she was spraying, then we meet up with them and asked also.
The couple we meet where great camping people and they had never saw this before and will now carry bug spray with them when camping.

We will also bring spray to help with ants and spiders and other bugs.

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Post  chuck on Wed May 26, 2010 8:19 pm

I keep bug spray in the camper.. and I have sprayed it around the tires when the RV is parked at home. Our yard has a very high ant population.. but I have only seen them in the camper one time. That was when I first got it.. and I put the stabalizers down while parked in the yard. I don't do that anymore.. stabalizers down just give them four more ways to get up into the camper.

I have never sprayed around the camper at a site.


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Post  coolbreeze1 on Wed May 26, 2010 9:01 pm

Thats not a bad ideal. I had ants on one of my front landing supports.
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Post  coolbreeze1 on Thu May 27, 2010 8:08 am

Now I will have one more thing to load up........BUG SPRAY Smile
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Post  Richard on Thu May 27, 2010 2:02 pm

I sprinkled baking soda afound the tires once, someone told me that it would keep ants off. I only did it once. Now I look for ant beds and avoid them.
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Post  coolbreeze1 on Thu May 27, 2010 3:45 pm

Do you have a preference, bug spray or home remedy?
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Post  merrykalia on Thu May 27, 2010 4:36 pm

The only time we have done this is when we go to Hunting Island. The 'skeeter population there is astoundingly ridiculous. If you walk from your camper to your vehicle (during the summer), you will have at least 5-6 bites on you. So......to keep our local population down somewhat, we always take YARDGUARD with us and spray before we even pull the TT onto our spot. We keep it hooked to the hose (have a Y connection on it) with 2 hoses hooked up. Every morning, Butch, who is the early bird, will get up and spray the area, front and back of the trailer and even under it. We found out last year that this definitely kills out the majority of them.

Elora is allergic to them, so when she gets bitten, the place raises up about an inch and gets about 3" around. If she gets 5-6 bites, she is ALL swollen up.

We found that if we walked 100 yards away from the TT, we would get bitten quite a bit, but if we stayed right around out TT, it wasn't bad at all. We also used 2 fans, one at each end of the TT, blowing toward the middle to eliminate some of them, also.

It works - maybe not too good for the environment, but it sure was good for us.

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Post  Richard on Thu May 27, 2010 7:49 pm

Jon-Jon gets big knots from mosquito bites too. I thought it was just some wierd Guatemala thing.
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Post  coolbreeze1 on Thu May 27, 2010 10:19 pm

Glad to hear that you have away to take care of the mosquitoes.
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Post  Paul & Amy on Sat May 29, 2010 12:58 am

Great Idea. Think we should do that when we put the camper in storage.

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