May 08, 2015 - 07:24 AM
The best thing to try at first would be Maxforce Carpenter Ant Gel. Take off the wall switch plates, plumbing accesses, etc and put a small dab of this Ant Gel Bait into these areas. Hopefully the Carpenter Ants will pick it up and carry it back to the nest. Advance Carpenter Ant Bait is a scatter bait that can be placed around the base of the RV, around and on top of tires, underneath, in storage areas, holding areas, etc.
The best long term protection if the RV is stored is the KM Ant Pro System. It provides long term feeding and will stop existing ants from infesting the RV, and also keep outside foraging ants from infesting it. Just keep the bait replaced every 90 days.
Hope this helps.
May 08, 2015 - 07:56 AM
This is the reason I recommend a faster acting bait such as Maxforce Gel indoors. However, almost all ant baits need to be placed into walls, cracks, crevices, etc. Placing bait in an open area will also usually not work. Ants are very private and normally do not feed in daylight or in busy open areas. They prefer darkness, privacy and do not like to be disturbed. Expecting ants to feed in an open tray or lid while you watch them won't happen. It takes some time, and it takes some strategy to get control. That's why most over the counter products are useless for carpenter ant or any other type of ant control.