For most people, RV travel is all about experiencing nature. Seeing wildlife, trees, flowers, lakes, rivers, and more is what the RV lifestyle has to offer. However, that nature should stay outside of the RV. When nature starts to make its way inside of your motorhome or trailer, trouble is soon to follow.
One example of unwanted nature in your RV is ants. Depending on where you are camping, it is a very real possibility to get ants inside of your RV. Not only can this make your RV a significantly less-comfortable place to be, but those ants could potentially to long-term damage to your rig. It would be in your best interest to keep ants from ever getting inside your RV, but that is a job that is easier said than done.
They Need a Path
Ants aren’t going to get inside of your RV unless they have a path to take. Unfortunately, your RV needs to be connected to the ground at several points, so there are usually a number of opportunities for the ants to make the journey up into the vehicle. Your tires, stabilizers, hoses, and more will all give the ants a free pass up into the RV. To prevent them from making the journey, consider using a bug spray or similar product to discourage them from finding their way in. You should be able to find a variety of products at the RV store to choose from, so just pick the one that works best for your needs.
Don’t Give Them Any Motivation
Leaving food out inside the RV is a bad habit, as open food containers or leftovers are an open invitation for ants to come join your fun. Keep your RV kitchen clean and always close up food containers when they aren’t in use. This will not only give you a much better chance of keeping the ants away, but it will also make your RV a more comfortable place to be throughout the trip.
Call in the Pros
At some point, an infestation of ants will go beyond your abilities as a typical RV owner. If you have a serious ant problem in your rig, don’t hesitate to call in professional exterminators who can handle the job quickly and correctly. The longer you allow the ants to live on your RV, the more damage that can be done. It won’t be fun to spend the money on an exterminator for your RV, but you won’t have much choice if the any population gets out of control.
You should be able to lay your head down at night and relax when camping in an RV – but relaxation will be the last thing on your mind if you are worried about ants infiltrating your rig. Take the time to put some preventative measures in place at the start of your trip so you can forget about ants and move on to enjoying your RV vacation.