One of the problems with RV’s is ants. If you have an RV and are anywhere that ants live, you will have them. I hate ants, I hate bugs of any kind, I have a bug-phobia I guess. Snakes don’t bother me but anything in the bug, spider, scorpion family gives me the creeps.
Everyone tells me the ants are looking for water. If that is true, why aren’t they all at the car wash space next to me on the other side of the empty RV pad. There is water there in the rock drainage place. My little grand niece calls it the little river, it is the perfect place for these damn ants to get all the water they want and leave me the hell alone.
The problem is I spray twice a week, plus have ant stakes all around my RV space. I go out and can not for the life of me find the little suckers. No line of them, none to be seen outside, only inside. When I first got them I found out they were coming up my water hose. Vaseline around the hose cured that, ants won’t cross petroleum jelly. Now I am still getting them but not in their little marching lines, just a few here and there inside the rig. Maybe they are scouts and are here to check things out then report back to the troops that they found what they were looking for. If so, being an ant scout is a deadly job because none of them ever make it back to file their reports.
Keeping them out would be much easier if I could only find where they are entering, but as I said I can’t find any outside. Not on my hoses, cords, wheels or jacks. No part of my rig that touches the ground has ants on it, but I spray it all anyway. Hell, they aren’t flying ants just tiny sneaky ones who are apparently invisible when they are outdoors.
Then soon it will be time for my least favorite bug of all- mosquitoes. Right up there with flies, these are the nastiest bug-gers out there. I can’t escape them, these disease carrying blood suckers. We have them at home on the mountain when the snow melts and here in the valley they are thick due to the river. They breed like a million more a day, like flies. Why are the worst forms of life so damn prolific anyway? I guess ants aren’t so bad after all, at least they don’t suck your blood and leave itchy welts all over your body. When the weather warms up my perfume of choice is “Off.” Good thing I am not planning on dating.